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scribe one's awful past?
She is not not right now any
way, because she is jon probation.
But nevertheless she used to be,
and was when she described the
soul kiss as above.
Vesta is 50 years old, which is
an age when one should be
through with soul kisses, so far
as oneself is concerned. Vesta
saw the force of this, and gave up
her life to teaching others to soul
kiss in the proper fashion at a
That's what got her into all
this mess, of trouble, because she
did not recognize" in a certain
plainly clothed, neat looking
young woman, who breezed into
her parlor of occultism, Detective
Sergeant Isabella Goodwin, of the
New York Central station.
Mrs. Goodwin asked the seer
ess and prescriber of soul kisses
to read her palm.
"Reading palms is nix," said
the prophetess. "I have a better
way than that. Close both your
obediently closed both eyes.
"Now look into my face with
your third eye, which is situated
accurately in the middle of ybur
forehead. Look hard! Now,
what do you see?"
"I see green," said Detective
Goodwin, and opened both her
good eyes in case madame might
be abstracting some green from
The prophetess looked at the
"Ah!" she said, "then your soul
is green. Five-dolkrs, But
wait, you have not wished.
Breathe a wish !"
tHow do you 'breathe' a wish ?"
demanded the detective.
"You just breathe it," explain
ed madame, lucidly.
"All right, I breathe a wish to
get married," said thev detective.
"You will be in five days. Five
dollars, pi "
"But how shall I know the
man?" asked the detective.
"Whenever you see a man in
whom you are interested, soul
Mrs. Goodwin looked properly
"But I cannot go around soul
kissing men like that," she pro
tested. "I'd be arrested."
"Ahl" said madame, sadly, "I
see that you do not understand.
You have the common, ordinary
vulgar idea of what a soul-kiss is.
But that idea is not right. Far
be it from such. This is the way
to soul-kiss "
And thereupon she described
the proper. way as set forth above.
"And the charge is five dollars
please," she finished up.
"The charge is disorderly con
duct," said Mrs. Goodwin, and
showed her star.
After the, seeress had come out
of her trance, Mrs. Goodwin led
her to the woman's night court,
where she told her experiences.
Then madame was placed on
probation, with express orders
not to go qn adding tb the al
ready alarrriing crop of soul-kisses.