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WHILE HUNTING IN THE UPPER PENINSULA ONE SEASON, I CLIMBED A TREE
TO GET A BETTER VIEW OF THE TERRAIN. THE BRANCH I SAT ON BROKE
AND I FELL INTO WHAT TURNED OUT TO BE A HOLLOW TREE WITH BEAR CUBS
IN IT. KNOWING THAT THE MOTHER BEAR WOULD SOON BE BACK, I TRIED
MY BEST TO CLIMB OUT OF THE TREE, TO NO AVAIL. SO I GRABBED MY
KNIFE AND WAITED FOR HER. JUST THEN, I HEARD HER SCRATCHING HER
WAY UP THE TREE. I SAW HER AT THE TOP OF THE TREE CLIMBING INTO
THE HOLE REAR FIRST, SO I GRABBED HER TAIL AND JABBED MY KNIFE
INTO HER BEHIND. SHE SHOT UP THE TREE, PULLING ME WITH HER. AS
SOON AS WE WERE OUT, I PICKED UP MY GUN AND SHOT HER.

Where learned: NORTHERN MICHIGAN

Keyword(s): SEE ROBERTS' SOUTH FROM HELL-FOR-SATAN, TALE 71.

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Mammal
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Lie Tall tale

Date learned: 08-15-1969

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IN HER HOME IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, THE MAIDS BELIEVE
THAT IF SOMEONE ARGUES OR FIGHTS A GREAT DEAL, HE IS
POSSESSED BY THE DEVIL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Keyword(s): SATAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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AT NOON ON HOLY SATURDAY, A FAMILY SHOULD CLANG
POTS AND PANS TOGETHER THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE TO
SCARE AWAY DEVILS AND SWISH BROOMS TO SWEEP OUT
THE DEVILS.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED FROM THE NEIGHBOR IN BERKLEY,
MICHIGAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BERKELEY

James Callow Keyword(s): SATAN

Subject headings: 663 Holy Saturday
BELIEF -- Use of Object Domestic object, wax, needle, dishware

Date learned: 03-31-1967

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IF YOU SING AT THE TABLE, YOUR CHILDREN WILL HAVE HORNS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; DORM ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): SATAN DEVIL IMPS

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.

Date learned: 04-02-1969

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IF YOU HAVE TO SEW SOMETHING ON SUNDAY, SEW IT WITHOUT A
THIMBLE AND THE DEVIL WON'T COUNT THE STITCHES.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; DORM ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): SATAN PUNISHMENT PENANCE ATONEMENT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Measure of time Working
BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs

Date learned: 04-02-1969

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IF THE SUN SHINES WHILE IT'S RAINING, THAT'S A SIGN THAT
THE DEVIL IS BEATING HIS WIFE.

Where learned: PARIS ; TENNESSEE

Keyword(s): SATAN

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

Date learned: 07-04-1970

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IF YOU SPRINKLE HOLY WATER AROUND YOUR BED, THE DEVIL WON'T
HARM YOU AT NIGHT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): SATAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon

Date learned: 06-14-1973

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THUNDER IS THE DEVIL REARRANGING HIS FURNITURE

Where learned: INDIANA ; WABASH

Keyword(s): SATAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder

Date learned: 00001950'S

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THUNDER IS THE DEVIL BEATING HIS WIFE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): SATAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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SAY THE LORD'S PRAYER BACKWARDS AND YOU WILL SEE THE DEVIL.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; HOPKINSVILLE

Keyword(s): SATAN GOD

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 03-28-1972

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WHEN IT'S RAINING AND THE SUN IS SHINING, THE DEVIL IS
BEATING HIS WIFE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): SATAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-20-1968

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THE DEVIL BEATING HIS WIFE--WHEN THE SUN SHINES AND IT'S
RAINING AT THE SAME TIME.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

Keyword(s): SATAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 03-25-1969

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IF IT'S RAINING AND THE SUN'S SHINING, THE DEVIL'S BEATING
HIS WIFE.

Where learned: CLASS ASSIGNMENT

Keyword(s): SATAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sun
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 03-07-1969

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IF IT RAINS AND THE SUN'S SHINING AT THE SAME TIME, MEANS
THE DEVIL'S BEATING HIS WIFE.

Where learned: CLASS ASSIGNMENT

Keyword(s): SATAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sun
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 03-07-1969

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THEY USED TO SAY THAT IF THE SUN SHINES WHILE IT IS RAINING,
THE DEVIL IS WHIPPING HIS WIFE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PULASKI

Keyword(s): SATAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 08-11-1968

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IF THE SUN IS SHINING WHILE IT IS RAINING, THE DEVIL IS
BEATING HIS WIFE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): SATAN

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF THE SUN SHINES WHILE IT IS RAINING, IT MEANS THAT THE DEVIL IS
BEATING HIS WIFE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): SATAN

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Observation of galactic or celestial bodies

Date learned: 06-29-1970

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A GIRL WAS WALKING ALONE, WHEN A STRANGE MAN OFFERED
HER A RIDE. SHE ACCEPTED, BUT BEFORE THEY HAD
DRIVEN VERY FAR, SHE LOOKED OVER AT HIM AND NOTICED
THAT HIS HANDS AND FEET WERE CLOVEN IN HOOFS.

Submitter comment: I HEARD THIS FROM THE NUNS IN HIGH SCHOOL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEVIL SATAN

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Devil Demon

Date learned: 12-06-1967

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TALE

WHILE HUNTING IN THE UPPER PENINSULA ONE SEASON, I CLIMBED A TREE
TO GET A BETTER VIEW OF THE TERRAIN. THE BRANCH I SAT ON BROKE
AND I FELL INTO WHAT TURNED OUT TO BE A HOLLOW TREE WITH BEAR CUBS
IN IT. KNOWING THAT THE MOTHER BEAR WOULD SOON BE BACK, I TRIED
MY BEST TO CLIMB OUT OF THE TREE, TO NO AVAIL. SO I GRABBED MY
KNIFE AND WAITED FOR HER. JUST THEN, I HEARD HER SCRATCHING HER
WAY UP THE TREE. I SAW HER AT THE TOP OF THE TREE CLIMBING INTO
THE HOLE REAR FIRST, SO I GRABBED HER TAIL AND JABBED MY KNIFE
INTO HER BEHIND. SHE SHOT UP THE TREE, PULLING ME WITH HER. AS
SOON AS WE WERE OUT, I PICKED UP MY GUN AND SHOT HER.

Where learned: NORTHERN MICHIGAN

Keyword(s): SEE ROBERTS' SOUTH FROM HELL-FOR-SATAN, TALE 71.

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Mammal
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Lie Tall tale

Date learned: 08-15-1969

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A GIRL WAS WALKING ALONE, WHEN A STRANGE MAN OFFERED
HER A RIDE. SHE ACCEPTED, BUT BEFORE THEY HAD
DRIVEN VERY FAR, SHE LOOKED OVER AT HIM AND NOTICED
THAT HIS HANDS AND FEET WERE CLOVEN IN HOOFS.

Submitter comment: I HEARD THIS FROM THE NUNS IN HIGH SCHOOL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEVIL SATAN

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Devil Demon

Date learned: 12-06-1967

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