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ANOTHER legend relates that it was not the stepmother found by Pengerswick whose "skin was covered with scales like a serpent," but that the lady brought 'home from Palestine by him was an Ophidian--a serpent-worshipper. Hence she became celebrated as a woman possessed by a serpent--having a serpent's power--in fact, a Lamia. This is the only tradition of the kind with which I am acquainted in this county.

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