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Dec 8 1943

Dear Hedda.
This is a magic cloth to cover the children with. It has all the good luck signs and the child covered with is safe from devilish influence. Every chinese has a private bad spirit following him wherever he goes.

This is the way of covering and carrying around the babies in the magic cloth.

or he's just left alone while the mother is busy and the cloth takes care of him


Transcription Notes:
images: drawing of Chinese mother carrying child & drawing of magic cloth.

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