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IF I PULLED A HAIR FROM A HORSE'S TAIL AND SEALED IT
IN A JAR OF MY OWN URINE, THE HAIR WOULD TURN
OVERNIGHT INTO A SNAKE.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; BLACK BOY: A RECORD OF CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH ; SIGNET BOOK ; NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY ; PAGE 81

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSFORMATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Mammal

Date learned: 00-00-1945

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IF I SPILT SALT, I SHOULD TOSS A PINCH OVER MY LEFT
SHOULDER TO WARD OFF MISFORTUNE.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; BLACK BOY: A RECORD OF CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH ; SIGNET BOOK ; NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY ; PAGE 82

James Callow Keyword(s): SPILLED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 00-00-1945

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IF I PASSED A CATHOLIC SISTER OR MOTHER DRESSED IN BLACK
AND SMILED AND ALLOWED HER TO SEE MY TEETH, I WOULD
SURELY DIE.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; SIGNET BOOK ; NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 00-00-1945

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"IF I BROKE A MIRROR, I WOULD HAVE SEVEN YEARS OF BAD LUCK."

Where learned: NEW YORK ; SIGNET BOOK ; NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Good luck Mirror

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"IF I HEARD A VOICE AND NO HUMAN BEING WAS NEAR, THEN
EITHER GOD OR THE DEVIL WAS TRYING TO TALK TO ME."

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Where learned: NEW YORK ; SIGNET BOOK ; NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY

Keyword(s): Communication ; Divine ; Mental ; Voice

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Supernatural Being
BELIEF -- Devil Demon

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"IF THE STARS TWINKLED MORE THAN USUAL ON ANY GIVEN NIGHT, IT
MEANT THAT THE ANGELS IN HEAVEN WERE HAPPY AND WERE FLITTING
ACROSS THE FLOORS OF HEAVEN; AND SINCE STARS WERE MERELY
HOLES VENTILATING HEAVEN, THE TWINKLING CAME FROM THE ANGELS
FLITTING PAST THE HOLES THAT ADMITTED AIR INTO THE HOLY HOME
OF GOD."

Where learned: NEW YORK ; SIGNET BOOK ; NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Angel
BELIEF -- Star

Date learned: 00001945 P. 82

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"IF IT RAINED WHILE THE SUN WAS SHINING, THEN THE DEVIL
WAS BEATING HIS WIFE."

Where learned: NEW YORK ; SIGNET BOOK ; NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Sun
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 00001945 P. 82

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"IF I LOOKED AT THE SUN THROUGH A PIECE OF SMOKED GLASS ON
EASTER SUNDAY MORNING, I WOULD SEE THE SUN SHOUTING IN
PRAISE OF A RISEN LORD."

Where learned: NEW YORK ; SIGNET BOOK ; NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting
BELIEF -- Sun

Date learned: 00001945 P. 82

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"IF I WALKED IN MY SLEEP, THEN GOD WAS TRYING TO LEAD ME
SOMEWHERE TO DO A GOOD DEED FOR HIM."

Where learned: NEW YORK ; SIGNET BOOK ; NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions

Date learned: 00001945 P. 82

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"IF MY RIGHT EAR ITCHED, THEN SOMETHING GOOD WAS BEING SAID
ABOUT ME BY SOMEBODY."

Where learned: NEW YORK ; SIGNET BOOK ; NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching ear

Date learned: 00001945 P. 81

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