Confidence And The Evil Eye

Envy killed the chickens. Or so my Bedouin mother-in-law used to believe. There once was a jealous neighbor who came to the house for a visit. Commenting on the large flock of hens pecking away in the courtyard, forgetting to invoke God’s blessing on such wealth, she drew the Evil Eye’s focus. The very next day, all forty birds lay talons up, leaving my mother-in-law...

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