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IF A PERSON THINKS THAT HE HAS BEEN STARING OR
PRAISING A CHILD TOO MUCH AND IS AFRAID OF
SOMETHING HAPPENING TO THE CHILD
BECAUSE OF THIS HE SHOULD CLENCH HIS FISTS
SO THAT HIS NAILS DIG INTO HIS FLESH AND THEN
LOOK AT HIS FISTS FOR SOME TIME
WHILE DOING THIS. THIS WILL TAKE WHATEVER EVIL
THERE IS OFF THE CHILD.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): EVIL EYE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Curse

Date learned: 11-16-1969

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