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76. Put a mark upon a paper for every bow you get, and when you have one

hundred bury the paper and wish. When the paper is decayed you will find

your wish in its place.

Cambridge and Bedford, Mass.

77. Children collect two or three hundred names of persons, asking each to

give a bow with the name. This bow is expressed after the name on a sheet

of paper on which the latter is written by this sign [Symbol: H with

slanted cross-bar]. After all are collected the paper is secretly buried

face downward, and then dug up after two or three months, when money is

sometimes found under it.

North Cambridge, Mass.

78. At Christmas or New Year's children, on first meeting, call out My

Christmas-gift, or New Year's-gift, and the one who calls first is to

receive a gift from the other.

Mansfield, O.