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THE LAIRD OF LENOX

A VERY THIN MAN WITH WHITE, SIGHTLESS EYES, RED SKINNED,
AND DRESSED IN STUART-TARTAN, EKED OUT A LIVING BY
BLOWING ON A BIG TIN WHISTLE. NOBODY EVER KNEW THE
TUNES THAT THE "LAIRD" PLAYED, BUT ALWAYS BEFORE
BEGINNING HIS RECITAL, HE WOULD REMARK: "WHO GAVE
ME THIS LONESOME WHISTLE?" "AH, I MIND NOO! THE
LAIRD OF LENNOX."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MUSICIAN, FLUTE BLIND MAN STUART: ALTERNATE SPELLING: STEWART

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being

Date learned: 01-28-1971

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Superstition

Superstition:

That warts come from handling frogs

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P880.440] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AMPHIBIAN ; ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; CURE ; Fallacy ; FROG ; HEALTH ; ILLNESS ; MEDICINE ; SUPERSTITION ; Touching tabu ; Warts

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

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Belief: Animal

Warts/Toads:

This is the belief that a person gets warts on his hands from handling toads.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P740] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): AMPHIBIAN ; ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; CURSE ; Disfigure ; SUPERSTITION ; Toad ; Toads ; Wart

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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Belief: Animal

Cause for Warts:

If you touch a frog or a toad, you will get warts.

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James Callow comment:

Original BN [P400] crossed out. Replaced with P440

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AMPHIBIAN ; ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; CURSE ; Disfigure ; FROG ; SUPERSTITION ; Toad ; Warts

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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Belief: Animal

Toads give warts.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P600] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): Amphibians ; ANIMALS ; BELIEF ; CURSE ; Disfigure ; SUPERSTITION ; Toads ; Wart

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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Belief: Animal

Some people believe that handling toads will give a person warts.

Submitter comment:

I do not believe this statement

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P740] is crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): AMPHIBIAN ; ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; CURSE ; Disfigure ; SUPERSTITION ; Toad ; Wart

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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Belief: Animal

If you touch a frog, it will cause warts.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P870] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): AMPHIBIAN ; ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; Disfigure ; FROG ; SUPERSTITION ; Wart ; Warts

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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WART CURES:
RUB IT WITH A KILLED CAT AND BURY THE CAT IN A BLACK
STOCKING.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Black ; Bury ; CAT ; CURE ; Dead ; Kill ; STOCKING ; Wart

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 09-30-1973

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WART CURE:
RUB IT WITH A STOLEN STEAK AND BURY IT WHERE THREE
ROADS CROSS.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Bury ; Crossroads ; CURE ; Roads ; Steak ; Stolen ; Wart

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 09-30-1973

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WART CURE:
RUB IT WITH A PEELED APPLE AND GIVE THE APPLE TO A PIG.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Apple ; BELIEF ; CURE ; Peeled ; Pig ; Wart

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSFER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 09-30-1973

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WART CURE:
RUB IT WITH A STONE AND HIDE THE STONE.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): CURE ; STONE ; Wart

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 09-30-1973

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WART CURE:
RUB IT WITH A PENNY AND THROW THE PENNY AWAY.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CURE ; Penny ; Wart

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 09-30-1973

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REALLY REALLY OLD GREASY RAG, AND PUT TWO WALNUTS IN IT. WHOEVER HAS THE WARTS MUST CARRY IT IN POCKET FOR TWO DAYS.
THEN AFTER THE DAYS, BURY IT DEEP IN GROUND AND CAN'T
TELL A SOUL WHERE YOU HID IT.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): AILMENT ; Bury ; CURE ; Grease ; Rag ; REMEDY ; SECRET ; Walnuts ; Wart

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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FRED SALMON OF STAUTON, VIRGINIA IS FAMOUS FOR HIS
WART CURING. HE TAKES THE PERSON INTO A ROOM AND THEY
MUST PROMISE NOT TO REPEAT WHAT HE SAYS OR IT WILL NOT
WORK. HOWEVER, THE WARTS MUST GO FROM ONE PERSON TO
ANOTHER, SAYS MR. SALMON.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): AILMENT ; CURE ; REMEDY ; SECRET ; TRANSFER ; Wart

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSFER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Curer

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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WART CURE:
COAT WITH CASTOR OIL

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; COOKEVILLE

Keyword(s): CASTOR OIL ; CURE ; REMEDY ; Wart

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 07-01-1973

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