270 The Book of Indoor and Outdoor Games
something that suggests a hat or cane, or legs that fork.
A woman by a light-coloured leaf that spreads to indicate a gown, or with something atop that may be imagined to represent a woman's headgear.
A figure in kneeling posture denotes an offer of marriage, either made or received. Groups of dots near means acceptance. If these are absent, the suit will be rejected.
One figure alone, surrotmded by a group 0} grounds, promises a lover or sweetheart.
A figure alone, with no grounds near, means single blessedness at the time indicated by its position in the, cup.
A heart promises a love affair and much pleasure.
Two hearts, a marriage.
Two figures near together, with no grounds very near, means an engagement.
Three figures together is the sign of a speedy marriage.
A love letter is indicated by four dots forming a square. If near the top, it will be received in a short time. An extra dot within the square, or just outside, means good news; many small specks about it, bad news.
Three dots in a group promises the granting of your wish, as does a triangle.
A number of tea-leaves, short and tall, means a company of great and small.
A ring, a happy marriage.
Dots in form of a parallelogram, sickness or bad news.
Fine dots reaching in a long line, a journey. Many dots clustered about the end of the line means many new friends and pleasures.
An anchor, if at the bottom of the cup, means success: