Any dream of breakage implies misfortune; to break a limb denotes sickness; furniture, loss of money; a looking glass, death; a broken window, danger of fire (Gypsy) ; the logic of these interpretations is plain, the breaking of a limb is a forewarning of pain, possibly not yet noted by the waking consciousness, fear of financial loss readily expressed in the destruction of property; by the same token the warning of fire, subconsciously read and noted while the consciousness was unaware might readily be construed as a broken window, symbolizing a means of escape. The superstition of a broken mirror as auguring death antedates written history.