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HAUNTED FOREST

I HAD A DISTANT COUSIN THAT LIVED IN THE OLD COUNTRY,
SICILY. HE WOULD GO UP IN THE FOREST ON THE
MOUNTAIN TO STEEL WOOD FOR HIS HOME. ONE NIGHT
AS HE WAS COMING BACK FROM STEELING WOOD, HE HAD
A MULE PULLING HIS CART FULL OF WOOD, HE SAW TWO
WHITE EYES STARING AT HIM FROM THE TIPS OF THE MULE'S
EARS. HE WAS TOO SCARED TO DO ANYTHING AND AFTER
A WHILE THEY WENT AWAY. HE KEPT GOING AND CAME TO
THIS SMALL BRIDGE. AS HE CAME TO THE BRIDGE, HE SAW
A WOLF SITTING UNDER THE BRIDGE STARING AT HIM WITH
THE SAME WHITE EYES THAT HE SAW ON HIS MULE'S EARS.
FROM THEN ON HE NEVER STOLE ANY MORE WOOD FROM
THAT FOREST.

Data entry tech comment: COLLECTOR'S SPELLING CORRECTED.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN ; SICILY

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 11-08-1968

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