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MY COUSIN HAD VERY SORE EYES AND NO HELP COULD BE FOUND. ONE
DAY AS THE GYPSIES WERE GOING BY MY AUNT RAN OUT AND ASKED A
GYPSY WOMAN WHAT COULD BE DONE FOR HER SON'S EYES. THE GYPSY
WOMAN WAS VERY FRIENDLY AND TOLD MY AUNT TO TAKE A BOTTLE AND
GO TO A PARTICULAR SPRING, FILL THE BOTTLE WITH SPRING WATER
AND EVERY SUNRISE WASH HIS EYES OUT WITH THE SPRING WATER. I
SAW THIS CLEAR UP MY COUSIN'S EYES. THIS TOOK PLACE IN
SCOTLAND WHERE I LIVED AS A CHILD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SCOTLAND

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- B439
BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 10-20-1972

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