1. The dragon consists of half a pint of ignited brandy or alcohol in

a dish. As soon as brandy is aflame, all lights are extinguished, and

salt is freely sprinkled in dish, imparting a corpse-like pallor to

every face. Candied fruits, figs, raisins, sugared almonds, etc., are

thrown in, and guests snap for them with their fingers; person

securing most prizes from flames will meet his true love within the


2. Or, slips of paper on which verses are written are wrapped tightly

in tin-foil and placed in dish. Brandy is poured on and ignited. The

verse each person gets is supposed to tell his fortune.

Place burning dish in middle of bare table, for drops of burning

spirits are often splashed about.

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