This marionette is con trolled by three sticks. To the first are attached the head- I and back-strings. To the second are strung the hand-strings, passing through holes in wooden balls. When the ends of this stick are raised alternately, with sharp little jerks, the figur~ seems to juggle the balls.
If worked at right angles to the other I sticks, it will make the balls appear to be tossed from hand to hand.
From one end of the third stick a string passes down through a ball and fastens to the top of the marionette's head; from the other end a string passes through the other ball to its toe. If the stick with the handstrings is lowered, and this one is brought I into play, the balls will land on the head or toe.
A reclining marionette with strings going up from its toes through a large ball to a stick may juggle the ball with its feet in I the manner of a Japanese performer.
Plates, clubs, bouquets or other tossable objects may be substituted for the balls, but none are quite so good.