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He said he was not afraid because years before a witch doctor gave him a charm against evil spirits.
“Let me see that charm,” I asked.
“It’s words,” he said.  “It’s a word charm.”
“Can you say them to me?”
“Sure,” he said and he droned, “In nomine Patris et Filli et Spiritus Sancti.”
“What does it mean?”
He raised his shoulder.  “I don’t know,” he said.
“It’s a charm against evil spirits so I am not afraid of them.”
I’ve dredged this conversation out of a strange-sounding Spanish but there is no doubt of his charm, and it worked for him.
     ―    John Steinbeck
From his book:  “Travels with Charley: In Search of America
[For those of you who are a bit rusty on your Latin:  “In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit“.    —    kmab]
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