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SUPERSTITION

FATHER TOLD ME THAT WHEN HE LIVED IN PENNSYLVANIA THE DUTCH,
REALLY LOW CLASS GERMANS, HAD A SUPERSTITION THAT IF AN EVIL EYE
WAS PAINTED ABOVE THE BARN DOORS, THIS WOULD
WARD OFF THE EVIL SPIRITS, ALL THEIR BARNS HAD
AN EYE PAINTED ABOVE THE DOORS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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