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A Zulu Rain Charm

A Zulu Rain Charm image
Parent Issue
Day
25
Month
November
Year
1898
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

The Zulus employ a rain charm which is very remarkable considering their usual flerceness and cruelty. They catch a bird, aud af ter the tribal wizard has oonsecrated it aud made it a " heaven bird" they throw it into a pool of water. In spite of their own indifference to the sufl'erings of animáis they believe that the sky, which they conceive to be a personality, will be full of woe at the death of the bird aud drop sympathetic tribute iu showers of raiu.