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236 The Book of Woodcraft outward and downward, at the same time turn the pahn up ; as though throwing something away. Query. The sign for Question — that is, "I am asking! you a question," I want to know " — is much used and important. Hold up the right hand toward the person, palm forward, fingers open, slightly curved and spread. Wave the hand gently by wrist action from side to side. It is used before, and sometimes after all questions. If you are very near, merely raise the eyebrows. The following are needed in asking questions: How Many? First the Question sign, then hold the left hand open, curved, palm up, finj^ers spread, then with right digit quickly tap each finger of left in sue- • cession, closing it back ; i toward the left palm, begin- ) ", ning with the little finger. How Much? Same as How many? What? What are you doing? What do you want? What is it? First give Question, then hold right hand palm down, fin- gers slightly bent and separated, and, pointing forward, throw it about a foot from right to left several times, describing an arc upward. When? If seeking a definite answer as to length of time, make signs for Question, How much, and then specify time by sign for hours, days, etc. When asking in general When" for a date, hold the left index extended and vertical, other and thumb closed, make a circle round left index tip with tip of extended right index, others and thumb closed; and QUERY SIGN