The Healer of Los Olmos and Other Mexican Lore

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This volume contains Ruth Dodson’s many stories of Don Pedrito Jaramillo: The Curandero of Los Olmos; in addition Soledad Perez offers his Mexican Folklore from Austin; Wilson Hudson and J. Frank Dobie add to the richness of this collection. Jose Cisneros provided the illustrations. A Publication of the Texas Folklore Society.
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This volume contains Ruth Dodson’s many stories of Don Pedrito Jaramillo: The Curandero of Los Olmos; in addition Soledad Perez offers his Mexican Folklore from Austin; Wilson Hudson and J. Frank Dobie add to the richness of this collection. Jose Cisneros provided the illustrations. A Publication of the Texas Folklore Society.
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Wilson M. Hudson was the editor of the Texas Folklore Society from 1963 to 1971 after becoming associated with the Society when he began teaching at The University of Texas.
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Table of Contents

Charm in Mexican Folktales 1
Don Pedrito Jaramillo: The Curandero of Los Olmos 9
Why This Was Written 9
The Life of Don Pedrito Jaramillo: Benefactor of Humanity 11
Dionisio Tells of His Cures 18
An Early Memory of Don Pedrito 20
Don Juan and Don Pedrito 20
How Senora Tomasita de Canales Was Cured 22
Tomas Flores Had No Regrets 24
The Bewitched Woman 25
An Ax in the Hand and Faith in the Heart 27
Mabel Sutherland Remembers Don Pedrito 28
Borrowed Shoes 31
Chat Vela and the Brujo 31
When One Brings a Lie 32
Cured with a Lemon 33
Without Looking Back 34
Baths and Beer 35
A Sure Cure for Migraine Headache 36
The Growth That Vanished 36
An Epileptic Is Cured 37
Cure of a Horsebreaker 38
Various Cures 39
A Grassburr in His Throat 40
A Citizen of Leon, Mexico, Visits Texas 40
The Namesake in New Mexico 41
The Night of the New Moon 42
From the North 42
Without the Doctor's Knowledge 43
A Hot Bath for Fever 44
Half a Glass of Tepid Water 45
Nosebleed 45
Three Leaves of Prickly Pear 45
Escape from a Mad Dog 46
The Cure of a Horse 46
Mysterious Money 47
The Marvelous Cure of a Shepherd 49
Cured of Drinking 49
Don Pedrito Sings 50
At Midnight in a Lake 50
Bowlegs 51
The Cripple 51
Diego Was Cured 52
The Spade and the Hoe 52
To Be Well in March 53
God Cured Him 54
Asthma for Life 54
Complete But for One Son 55
Not a Turkey Egg 55
A Vaquero Who Failed to Follow Directions 56
Faith Healed Him 56
Soldier Herb 57
Susto Cured by Susto 57
Nine Onions and Nine Baths 58
Little Petra 59
The Church Bell 60
From the Town of Refugio 62
The Vow Fulfilled 62
The Spirit of Don Pedrito Gives Hope 63
Senora Maria Saenz 65
Don Pedrito's Spirit in Monterrey 65
The Stranger at the Grave 66
Copies of Written Prescriptions 67
A Backward Glance 68
Mexican Folklore From Austin, Texas 71
Conditions of Collection 71
The Weeping Woman 73
The Return of the Gardener 77
The Fat Man 78
The Wandering Prince 80
Ratoncito Perez 81
The Real 84
Tales of the Devil 86
The Stranger 86
Lidia and the Devil 86
Matasiete 87
The Ball of Fire 88
The Spotted Pooch 89
The Sow in the Plaza 90
Ghost Tales 90
The Cold, Clammy Hand 90
La Esperanza 91
A Visit with the Dead 92
The Midnight Call 93
Indian Rendezvous 94
A Dead Man Speaks 94
The German Girl 95
Tales of Buried Treasure 96
Treasure at the Hacienda de los Albarcones 96
Horses' Hoofbeats 99
The Smugglers' Treasure 99
A Strange Animal 100
A White Light 100
The Stagecoach 101
Saints' Miracles 102
Innocence Proved 102
The Saint Who Disappeared 102
"El Nino Perdido" 103
The Protection of the Saints 103
St. Anthony Performs a Miracle 104
The Virgin 104
The Traveler 105
Benito Casarez 106
Remedies 106
Beliefs and Superstitions 114
Proverbs and Sayings 118
Riddles 126
To Whom God Wishes to Give He Will Give 128
The Fisherman and the Snake of Many Colors 132
Illustrations
The Marvelous Cure of a Shepherd 48
The Weeping Woman 75
Ratoncito Perez 82
The Fisherman and the Snake of Many Colors 133
Index 137
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