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IF YOU WEAR A SCAPULAR AROUND YOUR NECK AND DIE WITH
IT ON, YOU WILL GO DIRECTLY TO HEAVEN. HOWEVER,
A STORY TOLD BY AN ELEMENTARY NUN GOES, A COUPLE
WAS IN A CAR NECKING AND PETTING; THEY BOTH HAD
SCAPULARS; ON THE WAY HOME, THE BOY HAD AN
ACCIDENT, IN WHICH HIS HEAD WAS SEVERED FROM HIS
BODY AND THE SCAPULAR WAS HANGING ON A TREE, THIS
INFERRING THAT HE WENT STRAIGHT TO HELL.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS TOLD BY A NUN AS A WARNING TO HER STUDENTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; LANSING-REILLY

James Callow Keyword(s): BELIEF TALE AMULET FUNCTION

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 10-06-1970

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