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IF YOU PUT A BROOM ACROSS THE DOOR, ESPECIALLY ON HALLOWEEN
THE WITCHES CAN'T GET IN YOUR HOUSE, BUT IF THERE IS
SOMEBODY OUTSIDE WANTS TO GET IN, HE OUGHT TO HOLLER OR
KNOCK AND GET SOMEBODY INSIDE TO PICK UP THE BROOM TILL
HE GETS IN, BECAUSE IT IS REAL BAD LUCK TO STEP OVER A
BROOM.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- October 31 Halloween
BELIEF -- Witch Shaman
BELIEF -- Bad luck Broom Sweeping

Date learned: 00001928 CA.

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