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: PROJECTS

220. Put the breast-bone of a fowl over the front door, and the first one

of the opposite sex that enters is to be your future companion.

Alabama.



221. Hang over the door a corn-cob from which you have shelled all but

twenty grains. The first man that enters you'll marry.

Arlington, Mass.



222. Nail a horseshoe over the door, and the first one who enters is your

true love.

Massachusetts.



223. Hang a wishbone over the door. The first one who enters will be your

lover.

Somewhat general.



224. Two girls break a wishbone together. The one who gets the longest

bit will remain longest unmarried, or, as the familiar rhyme runs,--



Shortest to marry,

Longest to tarry.



If the knot (that is, the flattened portion at the junction of the two

prongs of the bone) flies away and does not stick to either prong, the

two girls are to remain unmarried. Each girl puts her bit of the wishbone

over a different door. The first man who enters either door is to marry

the girl who has placed her bit of wishbone over the door.

Prince Edward Island.





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