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THE GHOST OF HEADLINE

SHORTLY AFTER HEADLINE OPENED, CREAKING DOORS, ODD NOISES,
SUDDEN GUSTS OF AIR AND FLICKERING LIGHTS WERE ATTRIBUTED TO
A SPIRIT WHO MADE OUR BUILDING HIS HOME.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT AND I WORK IN THE BUILDING. SEVERAL OF OUR
FRIENDS FORMED A GROUP THAT HELD WEEKLY MEETINGS
IN WHICH THE GHOST WAS CONTACTED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

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JUMP ROPE RHYME

PEAS PORRIDGE HOT, PEAS PORRIDGE COLD.
PEAS PORRIDGE IN THE POT NINE DAYS OLD.
SOME LIKE IT HOT, SOME LIKE IT COLD.
SOME LIKE IT IN THE POT, NINE DAYS OLD.

Submitter comment: USED BY INFORMANT TO JUMP ROPE BY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse

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ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES.

A CHANT OF THE TITLE IS SAID WHILE THE PLAYERS, IN TURN, MAKE
DIFFERENT GESTURES. ALL THE PLAYERS MUST DO THE GESTURES IN TURN
AND IN THE RIGHT MANNER, AND THE WINNER IS THE LAST PERSON WHO
COMPLETES THE SERIES WITHOUT A MISTAKE.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; FAIRPORT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Pastime C500.522
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Athletic sport and exercise Gymnastics
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Memory

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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