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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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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 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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