TOLD BY SHOES OR HAIR.
One can always tell if a woman is of gentle birth by the texture of the hair. The finer it is, the higher born is she. Her mode of life is easily seen from her hair, for the finest hair is never really glossy without careful training. Coarse hair will never become very glossy.
One can safely choose a friend by observing his shoes. If after a couple of months' wear the soles and heels are worn evenly you may know the owner is a resolute business man or a genial, pleasant woman with a clear head. If the sole is worn on the outside the wearer is capricious, self-willed, uncertain and adventurous.
The lighter in color the hair is, the more sensitive and touchy is the owner, except in rare cases, where perfect health is enjoyed. Any shade of brown hair is good, for brown hair usually covers a wealth of common sense, reason and judgment. Red-haired women are quick and clever, too impulsive, perhaps, but sincere and worthy of trust.
Curly hair indicates a poetic, graceful nature. The closer the ends of the hair lie together the greater the intellectual power of the owner. Women with straight and soft hair have greater force of character than those whose hair is curly. Black, lusterless hair indicates jealousy and treachery. Rough and uneven hair shows an unbalanced character, and all cranks have hair which is broken and split.
The way people walk is an unerring guide to character. A weak and hesitating person wears his shoes on the inner side, while a cheerful, light-hearted person walks with an elastic step and wears the soles of his shoes evenly. The shoe kicked out at the heels denotes depression. Never have anything to say to a lover who laces his boots very, very tight, for he will be stingy and horrid toward his wife. Easily-laced shoes mean that he will be kind and attentive, but careless lacing shoes a man to be a villain; so give him a wide berth.