THE RAVEN AND THE WATER WAGTAIL

Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland

By Lady Francesca Wilde

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If ravens come cawing about a house it is a sure sign of death, for the raven is Satan's own bird; so also is the water wagtail, yet beware of killing it, for it has three drops of the devil's blood in its little body, and ill-luck ever goes with it, and follows it.

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