chapter  II
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THE USE OF IMPLEMENTS

THE situation is made more difficult: there is no longer a direct straight line to the objective in view, neither can it be reached by making a detour, nor can the body of the animal be adapted to the shape of its surroundings, and thus reach the objective. If the connexion between animal and objective is to be established, it can only be through, and by means of, a third body. This cautious manner of expression is necessary in exposition here; it is only in the case of certain forms of this procedure with third bodies that it is permissible to say that the objective is taken possession of by means of a tool or implement. This description does not give a correct idea of some ways of overcoming the distance between animal and objective by means of a third object 1.