Ernestina was taking an afternoon nap on New Year’s Eve before the festivities. After she woke up, she confided to Ralph, her husband, ‘I just dreamed that you gave me a diamond ring for a New Year’s present. What do you think it all means?’
‘Aha, you’ll know tonight,’ answered Ralph smiling broadly.
At midnight, as the New Year was chiming, Ralph approached Ernestina and handed her small package. Delighted and excited she opened it quickly. There in her hand rested a book entitled: ‘The meaning of dreams’.”