All are blindfolded and go out singly or hand-in-hand to garden.

Groping about they pull up first stalk of kale or head of cabbage.

If stalk comes up easily the sweetheart will be easy to win; if the

reverse, hard to win. The shape of the stump will hint at figure of

prospective wife or husband. Its length will suggest age. If much soil

clings to it, life-partner will be rich; if not, poor. Finally, the

stump is carried home and hung over door, first person outside of

family who passes under it will bear a name whose initial is same

as that of sweetheart.

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