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SUPERSTITION

WHEN WE WERE CHILDREN IT WAS A POPULAR PRACTICE TO PUT
YOUR TOOTH WHICH HAD FALLEN OUT UNDER YOUR PILLOW. WE BELIEVED
THAT THE FAIRY GODMOTHER TOOK IT AND REPLACE IT, USUALLY WITH
A DIME OR QUARTER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): TOOTH FAIRY

Subject headings: Daily Life
BELIEF -- Fairy Elf Goblin Gnome
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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CHILDREN'S FAIRY TALE

WHEN YOU LOSE A TOOTH YOU SHOULD PLACE IT UNDER
YOUR PILLOW AT NIGHT.
THE GOOD FAIRY WILL BUY IT FROM YOU
AND USE THE TOOTH TO HELP BUILD A CASTLE.

Where learned: OHIO ; FREMONT

Keyword(s): TOOTH FAIRY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fairy Elf Goblin Gnome
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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