1-2 All turn partners by the left halfway on the sides, finishing in a circle, Mn facing in, Ls out;
3-4 retaining hold and taking right hands with second corners, all balance;
5-6 all turn second corners by the right halfway on the sides, finishing 4L2M 1L3M 2L4M 3L1M in the square set, Ls facing in, Mn out;
7-8 retaining hold with second corners and taking left hands with opposite, all balance, 1M 3M finishing facing out;
9-12 1s3s half ladies' chain across the set;
13-16 1s3s half rights and lefts;
17-20 2s4s half ladies' chain up and down the set;
21-24 2s4s half rights and lefts, finishing 4s1s2s3s;
25-32 8 hands round and back, finishing 4s1s2s3s.
(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)
1-8 These are the modified figures.
3-8 Balance with straight arms, as in double triangles, to form a zig-zag circle.
9-12 On the second and fourth times through, the previous 2s and 4s start the first half ladies' chain.
9-24 All very quick but a much easier start than in the standard version.
29-32 On the last time through, it's more fun to continue with 8 hands round to the left again and to finish with a "hooch" but, in a demo, only if this is the last dance of a sequence.
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