The Frank C. Brown Collection of NC Folklore, Volume VII: Popular Beliefs and Superstitions from North Carolina, pt. 2

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Frank C. Brown organized the North Carolina Folklore Society in 1913. Both Dr. Brown and the Society collected stores from individuals—Brown through his classes at Duke University and through his summer expeditions in the North Carolina mountains, and the Society by interviewing its members—and also levied on the previous collections made by friends and members of the Society. The result was a large mass of texts and notes assembled over a period of nearly forty years and covering every aspect of local tradition.

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The Frank C. Brown Collection of NORTH CAROLINA FOLKLORE VOLUME SEVEN

POPULAR BELIEFS and SUPERSTITIONS from NORTH CAROLINA

DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS

Copyright © 1964 THE DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-0-8223-0259-9


Chapter One

DEATH AND FUNEREAL CUSTOMS

Infants, Children

Stars, Prenatal Influences, Drowning

4874 Every time a star falls, it is the sign of a baby's death. Anonymous. Cf. HDA VIII, 471; Nos. 5143 ff., below.

4875 If a bird lights upon a pregnant woman, her child will die. Rebecca Willis (Texas).

4876 Many people believe that the cord may become twisted about a baby's neck and strangle it.

Green Collection. Fear of entangling the umbilical cord around the unborn child's neck and strangling it is expressed in various ways. North Carolina: Newsweek, Aug. 10, 1953, p. 72 (mother should not hang up curtains) - Kentucky: Fowler, No. 5 (reaching above her head) - Georgia: Steiner, No. 91 (carrying water bucket on head) - Alabama: Browne, No. 15 (sleeping with arms over head); No. 16 (raising arms over head) - Nova Scotia: Creighton, 16, No. 20 (crawling under fence) - Pennsylvania: Fogel, No. 1881 (passing under washline [German]) - Illinois: Hyatt, No. 2409 (washline); No. 2410 (crawling under fence orthrough hole in the fence); No. 2411 (stooping): So. 2412 (reaching above head); No. 2413 (sleeping with arms stretched over head).-HDA VII, 1424; IX, 97; Schrijnen 1, 247 f.; Gallop, Portugal, 85.

4877 For the mother to drink much water before the baby is born may drown it.

Green Collection.

4878 The first time a child is ever carried out in the open air, you must not cross water with him. If you do, he will be drowned before reaching maturity.

Alex Tugman, Todd, Ashe County. Cf. HDA 11, 1685 (die before two years, but not by drowning).

Naming, Physical Activity, Cure of Child

4879 If several children in a family die, the next one should be named "Clay." It is sure to live.

Green Collection. Cf. HDA VI, 965 (call him Erdmann, lit., 'earth man'); Nos. 159, 161, above.

4880 Never measure the length of a baby under a year. It will be measured for its coffin before the year is over.

Green Collection. General: Knortz, 9 - South: Puckett, 339 (Negro) - Georgia: Bergen, Current, No. 59; Moore, 305 (Negro) - New England: Black, Folk-Medicine, 181 (measure the child for its coffin) - Illinois: Hyatt, No. 2781 (it will not live to reach its second year) - Texas: Turner, 161 (measure its coffin).-HDA IV, 603; Schrijnen I 250.

4881 Do not cut the child's hair before he is eight months old, or he will die.

Mildred Peterson, Bladen county; Zilpah Frisbie, Marion, McDowell county; and Miss Mamie Mansfield, Durham county. Kentucky: Thomas, No. 58 (a year old).-HDA I, 109.

4882 If a person cuts a baby's hair before it is one year old, it is a sign the baby will not live another year.

Miss Mamie Mansfield, Durham county. "I know of a case in West Durham." Cf. No. 4881, above.-Cf. HDA IV, 1320.

4883 If children shed their teeth before they are seven, they will die before they are eleven.

Anonymous. Cf. Nova Scotia: Fauset, No. 352 (before six months).

4884 If a child falls off the bed before he is a year old, he will never be raised.

Green Collection. Cf. Tennessee: Rogers, 38 f. (to fall off the bed before the child was eleven months old indicated it would die before it was a year old).

4885 If a baby doesn't fall off a bed before it is a year old, it will not live to be grown.

Anonymous. Kentucky: Thomas, No 74 - Tennessee: Farr, Children, No. 76 - Illinois: Smith II, 67, No. 2 - California: Dresslar, 26 (it will die young)

4886 If one steps across a child, it will die unless the person steps back.

Miss Mamie Mansfield, Durham county. Tennessee: Farr, Children, No. 75 (die within the year) - Indiana: Halpert, Death, 218, No. 19 (within year). Cf. No. 182, above.

4587 It is bad luck to "push" a bright child, for if the child is precocious, there is danger that it will die.

Miss Fannie Vann, Clinton, Sampson county, and an anonymous informant. In none of the following references is mention made of "pushing" the precocious child. Cf. Kentucky: Thomas, No. 72 (a child prematurely wise will not live long) - Ontario: Wintemberg, German II, 93 (German); idem, Waterloo, 10 - Pennsylvania: Fogel, 166 (precocious children will not live long [German]); idem, Proverbs, No. 749 (you are too smart; you won't live long [German]) - Illinois: Hyatt, No. 2743 (will not reach maturity) - Washington: Tacoma, 23. The related proverbial notion, "The good die young," is widely known throughout the United States. Cf. No. 218, above.-HDA IV, 1312 (a child that thrives too well during the first year "wächst dem Himmel zu," i.e., grows toward heaven); McCartney, 126; Shakespeare: Richard III, III, 1, 79 ("So wise so young, they say, do never live long").

Animals and Plants

4888 A cat should not be left in the room with a sleeping baby, for it might suck the baby's breath and kill it.

Green Collection, and anonymous informant, and three other informants from Durham and Vance counties. General: Bergen, Animal, No. 928 - South: Puckett, 470 (Negro) - South Carolina: Bryant I , 288, No. 4 - Maryland: Whitney-Bullock, No. 1964 - Kentucky: Thomas, No. 3310 - Ontario: Wintemberg, Waterloo, 6 (will strangle the infant by lying across its chest) - New England: Johnson, What They Say, 152 f. (long discussion) - Pennsylvania: Brinton, 181; Hoffman II, 27 (German); Sener, 242 (steals the baby's breath and causes its early death) - Ozarks: Randolph, 205. Cf. No. 267, above.-HDA IV, 1320; Gregor, 123; Lean 11, 113.

4889 Transplanting parsley will cause the death of one's children.

Rebecca Willis (Texas). In only the Williamson reference are children specifically mentioned. South: Puckett, 429 (family [Negro]) - Louisiana: Roberts, No. 1137 (family); Williamson, No. 32 (one's children [Negro]) - Pennsylvania: Fogel, No. 969 (family [German]); Hoffman I, 130 (German).-HDA VI, 1528.

Miscellaneous

4890 If an empty cradle is rocked, the baby will die.

Rebecca Willis (Texas). South: Puckett, 339 (Negro) - Louisiana: Williamson, No. 17 (Negro) - Florida: Hauptmann, 26 (Spanish) - New York: Bergen, Current, No. 49 - Pennsylvania: Fogel, No. 525 (will not live long [German]) - Pennsylvania: Phillips, 160, No, 13 - Illinois: Hyatt, No. 2741 - Ozarks: Randolph, 309 (for the cradle to rock without any visible reason; not mentioned whether the cradle is occupied) - California: Dresslar, 26. Cf. Nos. 201 f., above.-Radford, 25, 91 (Holland also), 204; HDA VII, 1080; Schrijnen 1, 250.

4891 Never let a baby sleep in a dead baby's cradle.

Helen Fraser Smith.

4892 The child who looks in a mirror very young will die.

Mildred Peterson, Bladen county. Nova Scotia: Creighton, 16, No. 23 - Ontario: Wintemberg, German II, 89 (will not become very old [German]) - Illinois: Wheeler, 63 f. (will not live long) - Ozarks: Randolph, 207 (will not reach maturity) - New Mexico: Espinosa, 415, No. 6 (Spanish). Cf. Nos. 255, 671, above.-HDA IX (Suppl.), 566.

4893 Hold a baby to a looking glass, and he will die before he completes his first year.

Lucille Massey, Durham county, an anonymous informant, and four other informants from central counties. All of the items cited here involve either the child's seeing itself in a mirror before the first year, and dying, or seeing itself and dying before it is a year old. Unless otherwise specified, and thus differing from the text of the present item, the child itself initiates the action. General: Chamberlain, Superstitions, 145 - Kentucky: Thomas, No. 63; No. 65 (if you show a baby itself ... before it is six months old, etc.); Price, 37 - Tennessee: Farr, Children, No. 77 - Mississippi: Hudson, 149, No. 4 (if a baby is shown a mirror, etc.) - Nova Scotia: Fauset, No. 355 - Ontario: Wintemberg, Waterloo, 10 - New England: Johnson, What They Say, 112 - Maine: Bergen, Current, No. 35 - Massachusetts, Bergen, Current, No. 36 (hold a baby to a looking glass, etc.) - New York: Gardner, No. 288 - Indiana: Halpert, Death, 218, No. 18 - Illinois: Allison, No. 436; Hyatt, No. 2832 (show a baby its reflection, etc.); Norlin, 211, No. 49 (before three months); Smith II, 66, No. 1 - Iowa: Stout. No. 23; No. 35 (looks at self before six months, die within year) - Nebraska: Cannell, 23. No. 38; Ericson, 150, No. 6 - California: Dresslar, 26, 54; also on same page (54): "... before their ears are pierced, they will die soon") - Washington: Tacoma, 18-Radford 25, 174.

4894 If a baby is allowed to look in a mirror before it is one year old, it will die before it is seven.

An anonymous informant, and Pearl Forbes (Tennessee). Cf. Kentucky: Thomas, No. 64 (die before two years) - Ozarks: Randolph, 309 (same) - Texas: Turner. 161 (die before three years).-Cf. HDA IX (Suppl.), 566.

4895 Do not let a baby look in a mirror before it is two years old. If so, it will die before it is ten years old.

Edna Arrowhead, Buladean, Mitchell County, and an anonymous informant.

Burial of Children

4896 Southern Negroes believe implicitly in burying children with the face down.

Helen Fraser Smith. North Carolina: Brewster, Customs, 256; cf. also pp 224 f. For a discussion of this custom, African and American Negro, see Puckett, pp. 100, 107.

Mother

4897 If you turn over the bedtick before the baby is nine days old, the mother will die.

Edith Walker, Watauga county. Cf. South: Richardson, 247 (you must not turn over the quilts or pillows in the bed where the child was born, for a whole month, or the mother will take a cold from which she will never recover [Negro]) - Ozarks: Randolph, 204 (bedding should not he changed for nine days, but death is not mentioned as following the breaking of the tabu). Cf. No. 67, above-Hovorka-Kronfeld 11, 597; Harland-Wilkinson, 261.

4898 The mother or child will die if the bed is swept under within nine days.

Green Collection. Cf. Alabama: Browne, No. 63 (don't sweep under a new mother's bed; she will never arise if you do) - Tennessee: Rogers, 39 (both mother and child; no time limit mentioned for sweeping) - Ozarks: Randolph, 201 (mother; no time limit).

4899 If a mother eats fish before the baby is a month old, death will follow.

Mrs. Norman Herring, Tomahawk, Sampson county.

4900 If a glass is broken in the room, the mother will die at childbirth.

Green Collection. Cf. HDA 111, 853.

Adults

General

4901 The big "M" in the lines of the palm is taken by fortune tellers to indicate death.

Mrs. Nilla Lancaster, Goldsboro, Wayne county. Cf. HDA 11, 52.

4902 It is said a person born in November seldom dies a natural death.

Green Collection. Cf. Maryland: Whitney-Bullock. So. 2300 (Whitsunday or the day thereafter) - Pennsylvania: Starr, 322 (boy born January 1).

4903 Deaths do not come singly. If one member of a family dies, a second death in the same family will come within a year. Death, having found his way to a certain household, is more likely to arrive a second time.

Elizabeth Sutton, Durham, and others. North Carolina: Hoke, 115 - Kentucky: Thomas, No. 728 - Massachusetts: Bergen, Current, No. 1220 - California: Dresslar, 122 (if one member of a family dies, another will soon follow, or else two more in the neighborhood will die), ibid. (two in the same neighborhood) - Washington: Tacoma, 30. More prevalent, in a ratio of at least four to one in published examples, is the notion of death's occurring in three's.-HDA VI, 768; Lean 11, 572 (quoting Longfellow's The Golden Legend VI).

4904 Suicides never come singly. One is always followed by another.

Mrs. Luchans. New England: JAFL VII (1894), 219.

4905 If thirteen people meet together, the first one to leave will die within a year.

Green Collection. Cf. No. 5074, below.

4906 To change the name of a person will cause his death.

Lucille Massey, Durham county. Kentucky: Thomas, No. 3906 - Illinois: Hyatt, No. 10652 (changing Christian name) - Texas: Hendricks, No. 131 - California: Dresslar, 26 (baby's name).

4907 If anyone calls your name, and you answer, or go to see, and find no one has called you, you are going to die. The spirit of your dead father or mother, or some other deceased relative has called you. So, if you are called, do not answer.

Mrs. Luchans. "Forerunners" of death of this kind are numerous, and references are therefore limited to items involving the calling of one's name in some supernatural or mysterious way. South: Puckett, 118 (Negro), 463 (someone calling you three times in your sleep [Negro]) - Kentucky: Thomas, No. 3896 (it brings death to answer a mysterious voice [Negro]) - Nova Scotia: Creighton, 25, No. 7 (narrative details) - New York: NYFQ VI (1950), 167 (details) - Indiana: Halpert, Death, 212 - Illinois: Hyatt, Nos. 9751-9756 (intimate narratives), No. 9757 (do not answer, etc.), No. 9758 (if you think someone called and you answer, then discover your mistake, it is a token of your death).-Henderson, 45; Radford, 100.

4908 The person whose name is called last by a dying person will be the next to go.

Clara Hearne, Roanoke Rapids, Halifax county.

4909 If anyone follows you and walks in your tracks, you will die.

Anonymous. Cf. Illinois: Hyatt, No. 10178 (a member of your family will die if you walk on the cracks of lines in a sidewalk) - Ozarks: Randolph, 60 (unwise to step in anyone's tracks in the snow or mud, with resulting headaches or blindness). The utilization of the dirt from one's footsteps or tracks is well known, of course, in conjury of all kinds.

Death Bell, Singing, Noises

4910 Ringing in the ears is the tolling of the death bell.

Louise Lucas, White Oak, Bladen county, and the Green Collection ("When my mother died, a neighbor said next day: 'I knowed they's something happening somewhere. The death bells rung in my head all the whole evening. I told Alfred,'" etc.). General: Knortz, 40 - Maryland: Whitney-Bullock, No. 780 - West Virginia: Sanders, 20 - Tennessee: Guerin, 56; Hatcher, 152; McGlasson, 23, No. 9; Redfield, No. 304 - Louisiana: Roberts, No. 193 (death in the family) - Alabama: Browne, No. 3137 - Prince Edward Island: Bergen, Current, No. 1215 - New England: Bergen et al., 18, No. 34 - New York: Gardner, No. 198 (heard in the afternoon or night) - Ohio: Bergen, Current, No. 1214 (actual account); JAFL 11 (1889), 72 (A funeral is near,/For the death bell is tolling e'en now in mine ear [part of a long folk doggerel]) - Indiana: Busse, 26, No. 36 - Illinois: Hyatt, No. 9909.-Napier, 57 (deid bells); HDA VIII, 1000.

4911 If you hear a buzzing ring in your ear, you will soon hear of death.

Elsie Doxey, Currituck county. Only the second Illinois item (Norlin) specifies a "buzzing ring." Unless otherwise noted, reference is to ringing in the ears. General: Bergen, Current, No. 1213 - South: Duncan, 235, No. 2 - Georgia: Figh, Arp, 173 - Alabama: Browne, No. 3138 (left ear: woman); No. 3139 (right: man) - Nova Scotia: Fauset, No. 203 (right ear : woman); No. 204 (left: man) - Massachusetts: Bergen et al., 17, No. 34 - Pennsylvania: Shoemaker, 19 - Indiana: Halpert, Death, 211; 212 (if your ear rings in tolling fashion, you will die) - Illinois: Hyatt, No. 9911 (a rumbling noise in the left ear); Norlin, 203, No. 13 - New Mexico: Espinosa, 416, No. 30 (people fear death and cross themselves, saying, "Anda la muerta cerca" [Spanish]) - California: Dresslar, 103 (left ear) - Washington: Tacoma, 19.-HDA VI, 1215; VIII, 1000.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Afterword....................vii
Preface....................ix
Introduction....................xvii
Additional Bibliography....................xxiii
Stars, Prenatal Influences, Drowning....................3
Naming, Physical Activity, Care of Child....................3
Animals and Plants....................5
Miscellaneous....................5
Burial of Children....................6
Mother....................6
General....................7
Death Bell, Singing, Noises....................8
Choking, Itching, Shivering, Twitching, etc....................10
Sneezing....................11
Hair, Teeth....................13
Nudity, Clothes, Shoes....................15
Sleep, Beds....................16
Wedding, Honeymoon....................16
The Sick....................19
The Dead and the Dying....................23
Work....................24
Moving, Stepping....................24
House....................25
Clocks....................28
Mirrors....................29
Pictures, Photographs....................30
Table, Meals, Food....................31
Chairs....................34
Household, Miscellaneous....................34
Housework, Removing Ashes....................35
Sweeping....................36
Washing, Wiping....................37
Sewing, Quilting....................38
Miscellaneous....................40
Stars....................41
Weather....................42
Candles, Fires, Lights....................44
Water, Drowning....................46
Animal Portents....................47
Fowls....................56
Birds....................60
Insects, Worms,etc....................70
Plants, Vegetables....................71
Flowers, Bushes....................72
Trees....................73
Farm Implements....................76
Clocks, Mirrors, Pictures, etc....................78
The Corpse....................82
Wake, Funeral Preliminaries....................84
Funeral Procession....................86
Funereal Clothing....................89
Graves, Graveyards....................91
Burying Weather....................94
After Burial....................97
Conjuring, Casting of Spells....................99
Warding Of Spells....................105
Removal of Conjurer....................109
Witches, Wizards....................110
Signs of Witches, Bewitchment....................115
Preventives of Witchcraft....................121
Laying Witches....................132
Evil Eye....................136
Nightmare....................136
Ghosts....................137
Dispelling Ghosts....................142
Spirits....................144
Warding Off Spirits....................145
Hants....................146
Laying Hants....................148
Jack-O'-Lanterns....................148
Devil....................150
Fairies, Elves, Goblins....................154
Human....................155
Animal....................155
Plant....................163
Talismans, Coins, Gems....................164
Miscellaneous Charms....................167
Verbal Charm....................169
Fortune Telling, Divination:....................170
Water Witching....................174
Horses Locating Water....................179
Hidden Treasure, Mines....................179
Lode Lights, Treasure Lights....................179
Divining Rods, Dowsing....................180
Silver, Gold....................181
Portents of War and Disaster....................183
Moon....................184
Seeing the Moon "Clear"....................186
Moon Through Trees, Clouds....................187
Moon Through Rings, Windows....................188
Miscellaneous....................189
The Man in the Moon....................190
Stars....................190
Falling Stars, Meteors....................192
Miscellaneous....................193
Trial Periods, Indicators....................194
Days of the Week....................196
Time of Day....................200
Special Days, Holidays....................200
Numbers....................204
Spring....................209
Summer....................212
Autumn....................213
Winter....................213
Cold (Severe) Winters....................215
Mild Winters....................221
Weather Indicators....................222
Bad (Foul) Weather....................229
Changing Weather....................235
Clear Weather....................238
Sunny Weather, Sun, Eclipse, etc....................243
Cold Weather....................245
Dry Weather....................251
Fair Weather....................257
Good Weather....................263
Warm (Hot) Weather....................264
Wet (Falling) Weather....................265
Indicators....................269
The Sun as Indicator of Rain....................273
Clouds as Indicators of Rain....................281
The Moon as an Indicator of Rain....................285
Stars as Indicators of Rain....................290
Rain, Rainbows as Indicators of Rain....................292
Dew, Moisture, Sweat as Signs of Rain....................293
Mist, Fog as Indicators of Rain....................296
Winds, Whirlwinds as Indicators of Rain....................296
Lightning, Thunder as Indicators of Rain....................299
Frost as an Indicator of Rain....................300
Fire, Smoke as Indicators of Rain....................301
Aches, Physical Signs....................303
Death, Dreams as Signs of Rain....................304
Mammals....................305
Fowls....................309
Birds....................313
Reptiles....................319
Amphibians, Fish....................323
Insects....................325
Arachnids....................328
Crustaceans, etc....................330
Plant Indicators of Rain:....................330
Trees....................332
Flowers....................333
Miscellaneous....................334
Stopping of Rain, No Rain....................336
Floods....................343
Storms....................344
Winds, Cyclones....................349
Lightning, Thunder....................357
Hail, Snow....................362
Frost, Ice....................368
Animals....................372
Cows....................372
Horses....................372
Horseshoes....................375
Mules....................379
Cats....................380
Dogs....................382
Miscellaneous....................384
Chickens, Eggs....................385
Birds....................388
Redbird....................390
Doves, Bluebirds, Robins, Wrens....................392
Martins, Swallows, Whippoorwills, Gulls....................393
Jaybirds, Mockingbirds, Filliloo Birds....................394
Owls....................396
Buzzards, Crows, Ravens....................399
Snakes....................400
Turtles, Lizards....................408
Eels, Porpoises....................408
Frogs, Toads....................409
Ants, Beetles, Bugs, Crickets....................410
Doodlebugs, Ladybugs....................412
Spiders, Daddy Longlegs....................415
Worms, Snails....................417
General....................417
Cats....................418
Dogs....................419
Rabbits....................423
Setting, Hatching....................423
Laying....................427
Tonics, Ill-Owens, Diseases....................427
Hawks, Birds of Prey....................429
Loss of Chickens, Death, Killing, etc....................432
Miscellaneous....................433
Geese....................434
Turkeys....................434
Bees....................435
Milk, Milking....................437
Churning, Clabbering....................439
Loss of Cud....................446
Hollow Horn....................447
Hollow Tail....................449
Miscellaneous Ailments....................450
Straying Cattle....................451
Ill-Omens, Death....................452
Calves, Calving....................452
Bewitchment of Cattle....................453
Habits, Training, etc....................454
Colic....................455
Divers Ailments, Death....................456
Bewitchment of Horses....................457
Mules, Oxen....................460
Health, Appetite, Habits, etc....................461
Altering, Weaning....................461
Fattening, Slaughtering....................462
Divers Ailments, Death....................469
Sheep....................469
Fishing....................470
Fishing Pole....................479
Bait, Hook....................480
Hunting....................483
Bird Hunting....................485
Other Game....................486
Guns....................488
Clover, Grass....................491
Plants....................494
Flowers, Shrubs....................496
Trees....................497
General....................500
Fertilizing, Plowing....................500
Phases of the Moon....................501
Signs of the Zodiac, Holidays, Seasons, etc....................505
Crops, Cultivation....................510
Miscellaneous....................511
Crops: Cotton, Peanuts....................511
Beans....................512
Beets....................517
Cabbage....................518
Collards, Greens....................519
Corn....................519
Cucumbers....................527
Gourds....................528
Lettuce....................528
Mustard....................529
Okra, Pepper....................529
Onions....................530
Parsley....................530
Peas....................531
Potatoes....................533
Sweet Potatoes....................536
Tomatoes....................537
Turnips....................538
Sage, Tansy....................539
Tobacco....................540
Fodder, Grass....................540
Grains:....................541
Wheat....................542
Cantaloupes, Muskmelons, Squash....................543
Melons, Watermelons....................544
Grapes, Hops....................547
Harvesting:....................547
Birds....................547
Bugs, Caterpillars, Weevils, Worms....................548
Weeds....................549
Miscellaneous:....................550
Hydrangeas, Sweet Peas....................551
Shrubs, Sprigs....................552
Dogwood....................553
Planting, Transplanting....................553
Budding, Grafting, Pruning....................554
Crop Signs, Harvesting, etc....................554
Miscellaneous....................559
Apples, Cherries, Pears....................560
Firewood, Timbering....................561
Lumber, Fences, Shingles....................563
Family, Household....................566
Whistling, Laughing....................568
Dreams....................570
Wishes....................571
Bad Luck....................571
Miscellaneous....................572
ADDENDA:....................573
Informants and Collection....................581
Index....................589
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