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TREE BELIEF

IF A TREE DOES NOT BEAR FRUIT, FOLLOW THIS PROCEDURE:
GO OUT IN YOUR GARDEN ONE NIGHT, PREFERABLY IN A FULL MOON
AND CARRY A SHARP KNIFE WITH YOU. TAKE THE KNIFE
AND STRIKE THE
TREE THREE TIMES. AFTER EACH CHOP, REPEAT THE WORDS, TREE
BEAR FRUIT, WITH A STERN VOICE. THE NEXT YEAR ON THAT SAME DAY,
THE TREE WILL BEGIN TO BEAR FRUIT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): THREAT?

Subject headings: 686 686.1
Food Drink -- Plant food Fruit
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 09-20-1969

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