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On 2 Nov 2000, at 20:46, Lydia Hedge wrote:

> To quote the wee Book 2:
>
> Bars 9-12: ... snip ...
> All three lead down the middle, the first man following. Let go
> hands and all turn. The man turning the woman towards him while
> both men turn right about.
>
> (And I think there must be a typo -they must have meant women,
> not woman)

What edition are you using, Lydia? In my copy of the Pocket Book
(I, II & III) (blue cover, printed 1985, reprinted 1991) bars 9-12 read:

    2nd man between 1st and 2nd women, with hands
    joined, dance down the middle followed by 1st man.
    Fig 2.
    Release hands, all turn to face top, 2nd man turning
    1st and 2nd women towards him, while the 1st and 2nd
    men turn right about.

The wording has been changed significantly, though I see no
change of meaning.

Can anyone contribute yet other versions of the official wording?

Eric

PS. Don't we all feel rather sorry for those women, who are
apparently unable to turn themselves, and have to be turned by the
2nd man? As a man. I still have no idea of how to do that. Does
anyone know what is really meant?

ETF
Eric T. Ferguson, van Dormaalstraat 15, 5624 KH EINDHOVEN, Netherlands
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