Open English walnuts, remove meat, and in each half shell fasten short

pieces of differently colored Christmas candles, each of which is to

be named for a member of party and, after lighting, set afloat in

large pan or tub of water. The behavior of these tiny boats reveals

future of those for whom they are named. If two glide on together,

their owners have a similar destiny; if they glide apart, so will

their owners. Sometimes candles will huddle together as if talking to

one another, while perchance one will be left alone, out in the cold,

as it were. Again, two will start off and all the rest will closely

follow. The one whose candle first goes out is destined to be old

bachelor or maid. These nut-shell boats may also be made by pouring

melted wax into halves of walnut-shells in which are short strings for


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