Two cups of sugar, one small cup of water ; boil fifteen minutes without stirring. Try, and if drops come off quickly, boil a moment, then try again, and if the drops come slow and thick, and after the last a short, thick end remains, the point is nearly reached ; the next dip will leave a long, floating hair. Pour into a bowl, and when just warm beat until white and creamy and thick ; then you can work in your hands. Put in a tumbler and cover with an oiled paper.