Annotation - Chapter 17, Page 198

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  • (198:30) "if you put 1 figger on your right han and a nother on your lef the 1 wil go agenst the other some how some time"

The oldest or at least best-known tradition of religious puppetry is the Hindu, in particular the Balinese shadow plays. Epic clashes between "good" and "evil" are enacted by a single puppeteer, with the understanding (inherent in the myths themselves) that both sides are necessary and recurring figures who must act out their destinies. EB

This also recalls the battle between right and left hands in The Night of the Hunter. RG