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The Scape-Goat in European Folklore. 287

in which a victim figures. These are questions which
open a wide field of controversy and I will not attempt
to deal with them here. I will merely suggest that if
a representative of this vegetation spirit is killed it may
be that it is killed as a cathartic victim and not to save
its life from the inroads of old age.

N.W. THOMAS.

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