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IF YOU GET A SPLINTER IN YOUR HAND YOU TAKE IT OUT AND PUT IT IN
YOUR HAIR TO KEEP IT FROM GETTING IT IN YOUR HAND AGAIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MAGICAL CONTROL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 10-00-1974

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IF YOU WANT TO KEEP A PERSON OUT OF YOUR HOUSE, THROW SOME SALT
BEHIND THEM WHEN THEY LEAVE THE HOUSE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MAGICAL CONTROL OF WOULD-BE VISITORS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 10-00-1974

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TESTS

SMOKE ONLY BEFORE AND AFTER A TEST AND YOU WILL PASS IT.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): MAGICAL CONTROL ; SMOKING TABU DURING EXAMINATIONS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- School

Date learned: CA1963-1975

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