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SYRIAN TALE

PRETTY GIRL GOES TO THE WELL AND IS STARED AT BY AN OLD WOMAN.
UPON RETURNING HOME SHE BECOMES ILL AND DIES.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS TOLD TO HER BY HER AUNT OF SYRIAN DESCENT. IT WAS A BELIEF OF HER PEOPLE
THAT CERTAIN PEOPLE ARE BEWITCHED OR DOOMED TO DIE. EVIL EYE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): EVIL EYE ; THOMAS WRIGHT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Magic

Date learned: 08-11-1964

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