Miscellany: Jan. 30, 1928

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Naturally enough, people are curious to discover when they are going to die, how they can achieve riches, why they do not get along with blondes, where they should travel. Since centuries before Tut of the Egyptians, a canny minority has been answering these more-or-less cosmic riddles for the curious majority. The answers are not always correct, but they have some fine trappings—crimson draperies, crystal balls, ouija boards, wet towels, etc., etc.

Gypsies. As numerous as rabbits in New Zealand are gypsy fortune-tellers in New...

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