The Candle And Pin Divination


The process is as follows:--A couple of young women meet, and stick pins

in a candle, and if the divination acts properly the last pin drops out

of the candle at 12 o'clock at night, and then the future husband of the

girl to whom that pin belongs appears.

I must not name the lady whom I am indebted to for the following

information, but she told me that when she was a young woman, she, and

her friend, too
part in this prying into the future, and exactly at 12

o'clock her companion's pin fell out of the candle, and at that very

instant there was a knocking at the door, and in great fright both ran

upstairs, but the knocking continued, and her friend put her head out of

the window to enquire who was there, and my informant told me that the

man at the door became her friend's husband, though at the time they were

consulting the future she was desperately in love with another man.

There were other ways in which people could Rhamant. Enough has been

said on this subject, but there are other practices resorted to, having

much the same object in view, which I will now relate.

To ascertain the condition of the Person whom you are to Marry.