Milk v. Lightning

  title={Milk v. Lightning},
  author={John Cyprian Rust},
IN Emin Pasha's letter published in NATURE (vol. xxxvii. p. 583), the Sudan Arabs are said to have a superstition that fire kindled by a flash of lightning cannot be extinguished until a small quantity of milk has been poured upon it. A similar belief seems to have existed formerly in this country. The earliest register-book of this parish contains the following note:– 

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