From the 1943 text:
STUNTS AND TUMBLING FOR GIRLS
A Text-book for High Schools and Colleges
EQUIPMENT: A piece of crumpled paper.
PRINCIPAL VALUE: Flexibility.
- Stand with feet about fifteen inches apart.
- Place the object to be picked up near the toe of the right foot.
- Swing the left arm across the body, around the outside of the right leg. Next reach through between the legs and pick up the piece of paper.
- The legs may be bent as much as is desired: but the feet must remain flat on the floor.
- This stunt will be easier if the piece of paper is placed opposite the toes rather than the instep.
- Body rotation will be of help.
- During the learning process, lifting the heels will be of help.
- Performers with relatively short arms will find this stunt difficult.