Partners for different games or for the midnight spread may be decided

by the fates. Write a number on one side of a small slip of paper, on

the reverse side write a bit of "fortune." Place the folded papers in

empty peanut or English walnut shells; the shells may be slightly

glued together or tied with colored ribbons or string, or a narrow

band of paper pasted at the ends will hold the two halves together. If

the paper band is used, the numbers may be written on them and

partners drawn before the nuts are cracked and fortunes read.

There should be two portions of nuts and two sets of numbers, one for

the ladies and one for the gentlemen. The lady and gentleman drawing

corresponding numbers are partners.

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