Just at the mirk and midnight hour
The Fair Folk will ride
They that would their true love win
At Miles Cross they must bide.
The Ballad of Tam Lin
Last night was the best night of the year to divine the identity of your future husband or wife. If you missed it this year, here’s what you do next Halloween:
Take a candle and go alone to a mirror in a darkened room; eat an apple while looking into it, combing your hair all the while, and the face of your lover - or of the Devil - will appear over your shoulder.
Do try and remember, I won’t remind you again.