This section is from the book "The Practice Of Palmistry For Professional Purposes", by C. de Saint-Germain. Also available from Amazon: The Practice of Palmistry for Professional Purposes.
Without upward branches - Poverty of feeling. A dry nature.
Very far apart from the Line of Head specially in the middle) and both lines l.rniK-lilcss - Life deprived of affections.
Downward branches - Disappoint-merits caused by loved ones.
Lines dropping from the Line into the Quadrangle, if under the Mount of the Sun - Versatility seldom of much use to the subject. In any other place - Friends of the subject causing him trouble.
Very similar to preceding indication.
A number of minute perpendicular lines coming down from the Line of Heart and ending on or near the Line Of Head.
"This serious heart trouble was discovered in the hand of a Chicago politician who died from it."
A straight branch, ending in a book, entering the fourth finger - Accident crippling the subject.
A line from the Line of Heart entering into the third phalanx of the fourth finger and ending there in a kind of hook. A good Mercury means agility - this line indicates lack of agility. "A child was crippled in the leg by an accident."
A wavy branch down to the Mount of the Moon - Murderous disposition, (Extremelv scarce.)
Two perpendicular lines dropping straight from a poor Line of Heart into the Mount of the Moon - Death by apo-plory.
The result of a defective circulation and an overwrought nervous system.
A straight upward branch reaching the Mount of Saturn, then turning hack abruptly - Misplaced affection.
This is a clear indication of some trouble in one's career, due to a disastrous attachment.