Hunting Custom

: Part VI.
: Folklore Of The Santal Parganas

Formerly when the men went to a hunt the mistress of the house would

not bathe all the time they were away and when the hunters returned

she met them at the front door and washed their feet and welcomed

them home. The wife of the dehri used to put a dish of water under

her bed at night and if the water turned red like blood they believed

that it was a sign that game had been killed.