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Fig. 1., Fig. 2. & Fig. 3.
Therefore, No. 8 follows No. 1, and No. 5 follows No. 3 round the track of an imaginary figure 8, or double circle, for that is the shape of the completed movement. Thus:
Fig. 4. & Fig. 5.
[NOTE.—At middle and completion of Chain, all turn inward, as shown in Fig. 5, and face partners as they jump (see p. 48).]
At the end of the second bar, No. 5 should be at No. 3's place, in the centre of the figure; No. 1 should have already passed it, and No. 3 be coming to it, so that No. 5 passes between Nos. 1 and 3. In second half of Chain, same positions are to be observed.
In the second four bars, for completion of the Chain, the movements already described are simply reversed. As No. 1 is always leader (see 38), and must turn outward and be followed by Nos. 3 and 5 on the lines of the figure 8, he must now return to his station along the double curve travelled in the first four bars by No. 5. No. 3 must follow No. 1 in the other circle of the

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