By Sargent Kayme
The Anting-Anting is either talisman and fetich: it's the Filipino model of excellent medication. The characters and occasions in those 11 tales are from an prior, much less innovative period. those tales include experience, mystical parts, pirates, pearls, man-apes, towering volcanoes, unusual animals and birds, or even stranger males, pythons, bejuco ropes stained with human blood, feathering palm timber at one second fanned via smooth tropical breezes and the subsequent uprooted and hurled apart by way of tornadoes. Mr. Kayme tells the 11 tales, and tells them cleverly,from the purpose of a non-Filipino taking a look in on Filipino lifestyles and makes no try and imitate Kipling. Kayme's "Anting-Anting" tales provide the local Filipino of unmixed blood a spot in western fiction. within the past due nineteenth C. he used to be favourably in comparison to the North American Indian of a similar period. yet that was once over a hundred years in the past and perceptions and attitudes have replaced much seeing that 1901. So pickup this fascinating quantity, settle right into a comfortable chair and input into the vibrant international of Filipino lifestyles, folks ideals and superstitions of 100 years in the past. And should you should still ever stopover at the Philippines, do not be shocked to discover that those superstitions are as time-honored this day as they have been a century in the past.
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While he was there fire from the sky had come down upon the tree, and when the storm was over the man was found dead. Grasped tightly in one of the dead man’s hands was found a small flat stone, smooth cut and polished, which no one of his family had ever seen him have before. Naturally the stone was looked upon as a precious ‘anting-anting,’ sent down from the sky, and was religiously watched until its mysterious properties were understood, and it was learned that it had the power to forewarn its owner against impending evil.
To these cross pieces were bound a great number of the ‘bejuco’ vines, so arranged that the innumerable hooks which they bore could be easily swung about in the air.  “The ‘Gobernadorcillo’ who was in office at the time was a man who had no mercy on his people. Negros, with the other islands of the group commonly known as Visayan, forms a province which is under the supervision of a governor who has his headquarters in the island of Cebu, where also the bishop who is the head of the see resides.
I do not regret one day of my life. My hands are stained with what people call crime, and my heart knows all the weight which grief can lay upon a heart; but the joy of my life while my husband lived paid for it all. ” I asked. “Why not leave this country entirely, and go to some new land where you would be free from danger? ” “We know nothing of other lands,” she said. “We should be helpless there. ” It had grown dark as we talked; the thick, dead darkness of a Philippine forest night. The deer on the ground outside the porch had lain down and curled their heads around beside them and gone to sleep.
Anting-Anting Stories - And other Strange Tales of the Filipinos by Sargent Kayme