The Question and Answer section for The Island of Dr. Moreau is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I remember it was an "odd" shape but not the exact configuration.
The main theme in The Island of Doctor Moreau is the distinction between man and beast.
From the text:
They seemed to me then to be brown men; but their limbs were oddly swathed in some thin, dirty, white stuff down even to the fingers and feet: I have never seen men so wrapped up before, and women so only in the East. They wore...