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- Evil Eye.
A man with one eye that squinted could not look at his own cattle in the morning without first eating something or they would be bewitched.
One day a tinker woman came into the house. A winter chicken, not a very healthy bird, came into the kitchen while she was talking to the woman of the house.
"Give me that chicken, Ma'am" said the stranger.
"No, I will not" replied the owner. Next in comes a hen whose wing was broken.
"Give me this hen, missus."
"No, I will not", replied the mistress once again.
Before that hour the next day both birds were dead. Seemingly(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- A. F. M. Mc Adoo