Pullet's Egg Divination

: Welsh Folk-lore

Mr. J. Roberts, Plas Einion, Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, told me the

following:--When he was a young man, he, his sister, and the servant man,

formed a company to find out by divination their future life partners.

They procured a pullet's egg, it was emptied into a cup, to this was

added flour and salt, in equal proportions, these ingredients were mixed

together, made into three small cakes, and baked. They all ate one half

of their cake, and the other half was placed in their respective

stockings, to be placed under their bolsters. They went upstairs

backward, and thus to bed, preserving the while, absolute silence. It

was believed, he said, that they should that night, in their dreams, if

everything were carried out properly, see their partners, who would come

to their bedsides to offer them a drink of water.