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CURSE

TO PUT A CURSE ON SOMEONE, YOU GET SOME
PERSONAL ITEMS OF THEIRS, SAY SOME
MAGIC WORDS AND THEN BURN IT.

Submitter comment: WHILE TRAVELLING AND LIVING IN LATIN AMERICA,
MR. MARCHETT HEARD THESE AND HE IN TURN
TOLD MY FRIEND WHILE THEY WERE WORKING TOGETHER.

Where learned: DETROIT ; IRA WILSON AND SONS CREAMERY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Curse

Date learned: 02-28-1970

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BAD EYES

IF A PERSON LOOKS AT YOU ANGRILY,
THIS WILL IN SOME WAY CAUSE BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: MR. MARCHETT WAS TOLD THIS WHILE HE LIVED AND TRAVELLED
IN LATIN AMERICA.

Where learned: DETROIT ; IRA WILSON AND SONS CREAMERY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Curse

Date learned: 02-28-1970

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GOOD LUCK CHARM

AN EYE TOOTH IS A GOOD LUCK CHARM AND PEOPLE
WEAR IT AROUND THEIR NECK FOR GOOD LUCK.

Submitter comment: WHILE TRAVELING AND LIVING IN LATIN AMERICA,
MR. MARCHETT HEARD THIS AND HE IN TURN TOLD
MY FREIND WHILE THEY WERE WORKING TOGETHER.

Where learned: DETROIT ; IRA WILSON AND SONS CREAMERY

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration

Date learned: 02-28-1970

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GOOD LUCK CHARM

A PIECE OF LION'S HAIR IS GOOD LUCK
AND IT STANDS FOR A BRAVE PERSON. THEREFORE
PEOPLE GET LION'S HAIR AND USE IT FOR GOOD LUCK
AND TO SHOW OTHER PEOPLE THAT THEY ARE BRAVE.

Submitter comment: MR. MARCHETT WAS TOLD THIS WHILE HE LIVED IN LATIN AMERICA.

Where learned: DETROIT ; IRA WILSON AND SONS CREAMERY

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration

Date learned: 02-28-1970

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