Author: Everett Gillis
Works Published by UNT Press
Black Cats, Hoot Owls, and Water Witches: Beliefs, Superstitions, and Sayings from Texas
Published: October, 1989 Pages: 112 Features: 13 woodcuts.
Of course, everyone worth his salt knows that a biting turtle won’t let go until it thunders, but did you know that more than thirteen blackbirds on a fence with their tails to the north is a sure sign of a coming blue norther? Or that you should eat every grain of rice in your bowl or you will have a spouse who has chicken pox marks? Think of the needless human suffering the world has endured simply because no one bothered to collect the combined wisdom of the folk and to make it available for quick reference! more... about Black Cats, Hoot Owls, and Water Witches: Beliefs, Superstitions, and Sayings from Texas