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  • It contains a lucky stone from Epirus, a letter from his wife, the insignia of the 9th Regiment of Alpini, three medals for valour, and the wing feather of an eagle that he was delighted with when it fell in his lap on the way to Metsovon.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • For Jerry MacKenzie, it was his wife’s face and his lucky stone that usually settled the worms in his belly.

    Songs of Love & Death


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  • The ear-bones (otoliths) of freshwater drumfish or lake sheephead which are quite large and resemble porcelain in their peculiar whiteness, and have a semblance of the letter "L" seemingly cut on them. From this circumstance they are known as "lucky stones."

    January 31, 2008

  • Small smooth white pebbles of quartz found in abundance in Ohio and probably elsewhere around the Great Lakes, Lake Erie in particular, worn smooth by the action of the water. Beloved of children. Of course powerful talismans of good luck.

    January 31, 2008