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A Person Having Put A Ring An One Of His Fingers To Name The Person

the Hand, the Finger, and the Joint on which it is placed.

Let a third person double the number of the order in which he stands
who has the ring, and add 5 to that number; then multiply that sum by
5, and to the product add 10. Let him next add 1 to the last number,
if the ring be on the right hand, and 2 if on the left, and multiply
the whole by 10: to the product of this he must add the number of the
finger, (counting the thumb as the first finger,) and multiply the
whole again by 10. Let him then add the number of the joint, and,
lastly, to the whole join 35.

He is then to tell you the amount of the whole, from which you are to
subtract 3535, and the remainder will consist of four figures; the
first of which will express the rank in which the person stands, the
second the hand, (number 1 signifying the right, and 2 the left,) the
third number the finger, and the fourth the joint.--For example:

Suppose the person who stands the third in order has put the ring upon
the second joint of the thumb of his left hand; then,

The double of the rank of the third person is 6
To which add 5

Multiply the sum by 5

To which add 10
And the number of the left hand 2

Which being multiplied by 10

To which add the number of the thumb 1

And multiply again by 10

Then add the number of the joint 2
And lastly the number 35

From which deducting 3535

The remainder is 3212

Of which, as we have said, the 3 denotes the third person, the 2 the
left hand, the 1 the thumb, and the last 2 the second joint.

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