— Now, I want you all to divideinto pairs.
— Collect a teacup from the shelf, come to me and I will it
— Then sit down and drink
— drink until only the dregs remain
— Swill these around the cup three times with the left hand, then turn the cup upside-down on its saucer
— wait for the last of the tea to drain away, then give your cup to your partner to read
— You will interpret the patterns using pages five and six of Unfogging the Future
— I shall move among you, helping and instructing
— Oh, and dear — after you’ve broken your first cup, would you be so kind as to select one of the blue patterned ones?
— I’m rather attached to the pink
— One of the blue ones, then, dear, if you wouldn’t mind … thank you