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.
Terminating abruptly, with a few short parallel lines - Sudden death. If the short parallel lines are not there death may not be sudden but it will take place at the date indicated on the Line, if the marking- is repeated in both hands.
Terminating abruptly, with a black dot at the end - Death by accident or violence. (If repeated in both hands and with other indications..)
Forked at the termination- - General weakening of the system; more rarely: overwork and old age accompanied with poverty.
Forked at the termination, the prongs more widely separated - Rheumatism; more rarely: the lite will end in poverty away from the country of one's birth.
Forked at the termination with a long prong crossing the Mount of the Moon to the Percussion - Long voyages or distant traveling.
in healh matters I have often read this indication successfully as meaning bladder trouble or diabetes.
Of course in this case, as in all similar ones, the date must be read on the Line of Life - where the prong leaves the main Line - and not on the Line of Fate.
Terminating in a series of crosses, in both hands - The subject in spite of an amiable disposition and some talent, will succeed in nothing and have a long period of ill health and poverty in old age. If in one hand onlly - Amiability and talent, Tasseled at its extremity - Poverty through loss of money late in life. General weakening of the system.
Tasseled at its termination, one of the tassels going deep into the Mount of the Moon - Prospective insanity; probably of a senile character.
At the termination of a short Line a number of Capillary lines gradually appearing and gaining in strength - The bad omen indicated by the short line has been annulled by much care and precaution.