Dr. Haddon taught me this figure in August, 1904. He obtained it in Murray Island, Torres Straits, where it is called Tup = a small Fish (Rivers and Haddon, p. 152).
String Figure Notation (SFN)
IO (Index Opening) (or OA: re T: F mo-th-pu LN)
T mo bnFS pu bfFS
T mo tnFS pu tfFS
L mo tnFS pu bnFS
F ma-gr DS on LN mt-tw up
The opening movement of this figure is different from any we have had so far, and it occurs again only in the following "Storm Clouds" of the Navaho Indians. In the two Bagobo Diamond figures (also Bagobo Two Diamonds), after Opening A, the two loops become arranged on the index finger, but not in the same manner as in "Little Fishes," for in the "Bagobo Diamonds" the upper straight string is a near index string and the lower straight string is a far index string; and in the "Bagobo Two Diamonds" it is just the reverse, the upper straight string being a far index string and the lower a near index string. In "Little Fishes" both straight strings are near index strings. You cannot, therefore, make the Bagobo Diamonds from this opening, nor can you form this figure by beginning as you begin the Bagobo figures.