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Monday, February 23, 2015

The Talk of the Day

New-York Weekly Tribune
January 17, 1894

Persons who believe in luck and signs will doubtless agree that it is unlucky to be struck by lightning on Monday, or take hold of a circular saw in motion on Tuesday, or tumble downstairs with a coal scuttle on Wednesday, or be hit by a cable car on Thursday, or fall overboard on Friday, or marry on Saturday a girl who swings ten-pound dumb-bells, or be one of thirteen at dinner on Sunday, when there is food for only ten.
Unlucky Landslide on Traintracks


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