The Central Record, 30th August, 1917 p10
Ostrich egg, chicken egg and quail egg
Photo: Rainer Zenz
Some in the west of Ireland, it is said, will never leave an egg shell open at one end only. They will always thrust a spoon through the lower end. Otherwise some wicked spirit will seize upon the shell and make a boat of it, in which to sail the soul of the careless person to destruction.