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A SUTHERLANDSHIRE SUPERSTITION.

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A SUTHERLANDSHIRE SUPERSTITION. A few weeks ago a woman belonging to the wan- dering tribe of tinkers, on entering a house in one of the fishing villages on the Sutherland coast, found that a little child was to all appearance dying. The tinker expressed a wish to see it, and on examining it closely, she said, with a grave and solemn air, that it was suffering from the effects of the evil eye or some such nondescript malady, and that she could cure it, which she would do provided they would follow her directions (we are quoting from the Northern Ensiffn). The mother would do anything or be at any cost to save the life of the child. The directions were then given something as follows :— You must get me a bundle of the best clothes you have, wl5 b ,ou have any remains of your wedding garments, they bundle B" Inore efficacious, and a half-crown piece. This secret tn S" to dlPP«d in a loch, which must be kept a recover andi *s 'Inks in the water, the child shall toer^oveSu^Xtld.8et a P0Und lor her treuble' when These were hard terms to a fisher-wife but what was to be done ? Life is precious. Instant search waa then made for suitable articles to make up the bundle. Among other things, a flannel petticoat and fine caps, which adorned the mother on her bridal. Fine shirts and a seven and sixpenny Bilk neckcloth, which belonged to the father's wedding gear, were produced, and pronounced by the oanny pnygiciau aa the very things needed; but she also required an apron in which to tie them up, so a yonng woman present had to give a span new one which ahe had provided for the forth- coming market, and to part with which was no small sacrifice. Whatever might he the tinker woman's feel. ings on marching off with the bundle, its late owners declared that their hearts were sore on seeing so much good clothing going out of the house; but if it saved life, it must not be grudged A desperate row threat- ened when the father came to miss his seven and six- penny neckcloth, but, M among birds of prey, so among the Sutherland fishers, the husband is the weaker vessel, so he had to content himself with his lot, and keep a quiet sough. Strange to say, the child soon got better, and the tinker was not forgetful of inquiring after her fee.

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