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The Magic of the Horse-Shoe by Robert Means Lawrence
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Apr 09, 10

bookshelves: mythology-folklore, currently-reading

I found this 1899 gem at the Seattle Public Library sale last October. I know I'm going to end up giving it at least four stars. How do I know this? Because the contents page lists chapter headings as follows:

The Magic of the Horseshoe
Fortune and Luck
The Folk-Lore of Common Salt
The Omens of Sneezing
Days of Good and Evil Omen
Superstitious Dealings with Animals
The Luck of Odd Numbers
Topical Index

(emphasis added by reviewer)

I love library sales.
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Megara The Omens of Sneezing?! Holy crap. This is glorious.


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