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Curse of a Cat

There lived a man with his face covered with black fur like a cat in the village of agricultural district of Japan. His mother extremely hated a black cat before he was born and treated it very badly and cruelly killed it. After she bore him she was dead with severe pain and everybody was surprised at seeing the baby's face covered with black fur.

 

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Informant and collector share the same surname.

 

Where learned: JAPAN ; HIROSHIMA

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Animal
BELIEF -- Birth
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