Christopher leaned forward in his chair and handed a box to his fiancée. It had this special locket inside. “It has properties to attract good fortune and desirable people to you” he explained as he helped her put it on. It was a heart shaped locket with dark glossy gray stone in the center. “And what is this stone” she asked. “It is a magnetite, or a lodestone” he explained. “As a magnet attracts iron, this is going to attract good luck” . “Very nice gift, I hope that it really works, I would need all the luck on my sailing adventure”. She lovingly touched the stone, little knowing what misfortune this particular stone will attract on her upcoming journey.