Dink a cup of tea and consider your question. Finish the tea and
peer into the cup, observe...
One leaf alone, alone you'll be,
Two together, the altar you''ll see;
Three in groups, your wish you'll gain,
Four, a letter from a loving swain;
Five, good news a letter will bring,
Six in a row, an engagement ring;
Seven together, great fortune awaits
For you, so say the Tea-cup Fates;
Bring you company, great and small;
Tea leaves many and dotted fine
Are of bad luck the surest sign;
Tea leaves few and clean the rim,
Your cup with joy o'erflows the brim.
Hallowe'en Hilarity, 1924
Blessings dark and deep!