Jim put the quarter under the hair-ball, and got down and listened again. This time he said the hair-ball was all right. He said it would tell my whole fortune if I wanted it to. I says, go on. So the hair-ball talked to Jim, and Jim told it to me.
– Mark Twain
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 4. Jim has a magic hairball, taken from an ox’s stomach, that, when given money, supposedly tells the future.