chapter  III
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Feroltia is at the present day "a strega-folletta-a witch-spirit \vho goes \vandcring about the country begging alms in disguise. When the peas~nts are liberal to her all goes well with them; but should they give her nothing then they suffer for it. She be\vitches children, oxen, horses, and all the beasts che tengono nella stalla-which are kept in stables."