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BAD LUCK OMENS

IN SOME PARTS OF IRELAND TO MEET A PIG AT NIGHT IS A SIGN OF BAD
LUCK, BECAUSE AT NIGHT PIGS CARRY EVIL SPIRITS IN THEIR BODIES.
ONE FARMER HAD A GRUDGE AGAINST HIS NEIGHBOR, JACK TADG. ONE NIGHT
AS JACK TADG WAS COMING HOME FROM THE PUB, HIS NEIGHBOR LET OUT THE
PIG ACROSS THE ROAD, RIGHT IN FRONT OF JACK TADG. JASUS, SAID
JACK TADG, AND BAD LUCK TO YOUR MASTER AND ALL HIS KIND. AT THAT
MOMENT A CAR SPED AROUND THE CURVE OF THE ROAD, HITTING JACK TADG
AND THROWING HIM RIGHT UP ON TOP OF THE PIG. MOST HOLY MOTHER OF
GOD, HE ROARED, AMN'T I TORMENTED FROM HIM LONG ENOUGH TO HAVE ONLY
ONE BAD LUCK AT A TIME. THE TWO BAD LUCKS WERE MEETING THE PIG AND
GETTING HIT BY THE CAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.31

Date learned: 11-00-1970

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