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14471
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Some of the superstitious beliefs of our ancestors in the Old North State may seem senseless impractical to us today but they were widespread during the early days of the Colony.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 15 Issue 44, Apr 1948, p6, 26
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16364
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The \"palmer Christian\" or Palma Christi is a palm tree of sorts that happens to grow unexpectedly in Bladen County, North Carolina. The Palma Christi was thought to be a charm against witchcraft and parts of its root could be used to promote quick and easy childbirth.
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35034
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A local spin on a classic folktale, about a witch who disguised herself as a white deer.
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35096
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Two short stories: “The Mule and the Circus Rider,” and “A Man of Honor.” The first story is about the bond a man had with his mule, and the second is a story that preludes the song “Pretty Saro.” Includes cover art.
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35100
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A collection of three stories, two dealing with the same witch doctor and the third about a couple who is set upon by a magical creature.
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35127
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The story of how a giant worm, also called a dragon, terrorized a town until it was slain. The knight who killed the worm had help from a witch, and he and his family was then cursed for not following the witch’s directions precisely.
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35147
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Two stories told to the author by her mother in law. The first is “The Spell on Grandma Parker’s Cow,” and the second is “Grandmother Melton’s Rue Plant.”
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35184
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Grace Sherwood was accused of and tried for practicing witchcraft in the late 17th/early 18th century. This article describes the accusations, trial, and judgments that surround the case.
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35162
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A story about a girl who was driven into town by a neighbor to go see a witch to tell her what to do about an angry woman.
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35411
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A tenant was supposedly a wizard and placed a curse on his landlord’s family when he was angry.
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35469
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Several superstitions and stories concerning the supernatural that was told to the author as a boy by his father.
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35708
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The story of the Bell witch was a well-known tale about a spirit that stayed with a family for years. The Bell family moved to Tennessee in the early 1800s, and lived peacefully until 1816, when a spirit made its presence known and did not leave for years to come. For some, the spirit was kind and helpful, while to others in the family it was cruel. The spirit was not shy, and conversed with the family and visitors. After the death of the family patriarch, whom it was unkind to, the spirit left.
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35717
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Believing a spell had been cast on one of his oxen, a man seeks advice from a neighbor on how to break the spell or kill the witch.
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35735
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Finding his work horse sufficiently tired each morning for a couple days, a farmer sat outside at night to try to catch the person riding his horse. To his fright, he felt the presence of a witch instead.