TO FIND STOLEN GOODS

Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland

By Lady Francesca Wilde

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Place two keys on a sieve, in the form of a cross. Two men hold the sieve, while a third makes the sign of the cross on the forehead of the suspected party, and calls out his name loudly, three times over. If innocent, the keys remain stationary; but if guilty, the keys revolve slowly round the sieve, and then there is no doubt as to who is the thief.

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