Admission to the Burning Ruins — 10¢ (laughingacademy) wrote,
Admission to the Burning Ruins — 10¢
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Five times, I dunno, pirates?

From a chapter on "Some Queer Japanese Superstitions" in The Nightless City: Geisha and Courtesan Life in Old Tokyo:
Sneezing denotes:—
Once,—Some person is secretly praising you;
Twice,—Some person is backbiting you;
Thrice,—Some person is in love with you;
Four times,—You have caught a cold.
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