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The dried muzzle of a wolf, they say, is an effectual preservative against the malpractices of magic; and it is for this reason that it is so commonly to be seen fastened to the doors of farm-houses. A similar degree of efficacy, it is thought, belongs to the skin of the neck, when taken whole from the animal. Indeed, so powerful is the influence of this animal, in addition to what we have already1 stated, that if a horse only treads in its track, it will be struck with torpor2 in consequence.

1 In B. viii. c. 34.

2 Cloquet and Ajasson admit the truth of this statement: the latter suggests that it may be owing to electricity.

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