On this week of Trick or Treaters, our treat is from the Delaware Historical Society’s vault of little remembered literary goodies entitled “Madame Le Marchand’s Fortune Teller and Dreamer’s Dictionary”. What you are about to conjure was published in 1863. The reader is either tricked or treated to love oracles, palm reading tips, the meaning of individual playing cards, oracles by dice, knowing unlucky days, charms, judging character traits with numbers, how to tell the future with egg whites, reading fortunes by moles on one’s body, and many other curiosities of occult acumen. This illustrious Parisian fortune teller does not lack ambition in theorizing hidden forces.
Don’t neglect to read the Oracle’s permissible questions and dice rolled answers.
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