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41 Illustrated Children's Stories from Enid Blyton

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Shadows on the Wall
W hen people make shadows of ducks or rabbits or faces on the wall, we all think they are very clever indeed.
Well, let's make some ourselves! All you want is a wall for the shadows, a bright light behind your hands—and your hands themselves. Now, are we ready? Then let's make a duck with just one hand.
Isn't it easy? Just touch your thumb with the tip of your bent first finger, bend down the middle finger out of the way, and let the other two fingers stand up, as in the picture. Hey presto, there's a duck! Its beak is open, it is quacking. (But it is really you who are quacking.)
Now a rabbit. Two hands for this, please, and put them exactly as I have drawn for you in the picture. That's right—
and here's the shadow rabbit, ears and all. Good, isn't he?
Now we'll have a butterfly with fluttering wings. Can you make it? Of course you can!
And now a funny face, with a pointed nose! Do you see how to put your hands? You do—and there's the shadow-face on the wall, nose and all!
You'll have to practise a bit before you can do the shadows really well. It's fun, isn't it?
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