Can you help translate this Chineese text into English?

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii101/duplo_01/chinesebook.jpg

A friend of mine was given this book - he wants to know what it's actually about. Would any person who can read Chineese kindly provide a translation.
Update: A friend has suggested that it's a fortune telling book. Prize for best answer will go to anybody who can provide the following: * A literal translation of the text * Any information as to what the purpose of the image may be. * Any background cultural information. I think you have to be a fluent... show more A friend has suggested that it's a fortune telling book. Prize for best answer will go to anybody who can provide the following:

* A literal translation of the text
* Any information as to what the purpose of the image may be.
* Any background cultural information.

I think you have to be a fluent chinese reader / speaker to answer this. Please nobody bother posting links to dictionaries - they will get downvoted really fast.
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