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IF A MAN CONFESSED ANYTHING ON HIS DEATHBED, IT WAS THE
TRUTH; FOR NO MAN COULD STARE DEATH IN THE FACE AND LIE.

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

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 00-00-1945

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IF I USED THE NAME OF GOD IN VAIN, THEN GOD WOULD STRIKE
ME DEAD.

Where learned: NEW YORK CITY ; NEW YORK ; SIGNET BOOK ; THE NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY ; PAGE 82

James Callow Keyword(s): CURSING ; SWEARING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Curse

Date learned: 00-00-1945

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IF I STEPPED OVER A BROOM THAT WAS LYING ON THE FLOOR, I
WOULD HAVE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; THE NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Broom Sweeping

Date learned: 00-00-1945

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IF I COVERED A MIRROR WHEN A STORM WAS RAGING, THE LIGHTNING
WOULD NOT STRIKE ME.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; SIGNET BOOK ; THE NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY ; PAGE 82

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 00-00-1945

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IF I WALKED UNDER A LEANING LADDER, I WOULD CERTAINLY HAVE
BAD LUCK.

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

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Ladder (angles, pyramid, etc.)

Date learned: 00-00-1945

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WHENEVER I MADE URINE, I SHOULD SPIT INTO IT FOR GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; SIGNET BOOK ; THE NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY ; PAGE 81

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Good luck Body parts and functions

Date learned: 00-00-1945

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IF YOU SPAT ON EACH GRAIN OF CORN THAT WAS PLANTED, THE CORN
WOULD GROW TALL AND BEAR WELL.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; SIGNET BOOK ; THE NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY ; PAGE 82

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 00-00-1945

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IF I PLACED A SAFETY PIN ON A STEEL RAILROAD TRACK AND LET
A TRAIN RUN OVER IT, THE SAFETY PIN WOULD TURN INTO A
PAIR OF BRIGHT BRAND NEW SCISSORS.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; SIGNET BOOK ; THE NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY ; PAGE 81

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 00-00-1945

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