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Sand-Man

by Micha F. Lindemans
A character in a nursery story found throughout western Europe. He is the man who puts children to sleep by sprinkling sand or dust in their eyes. This imaginary figure, like the East Frisian Finger-biter and other figments, is part of the development of children's folklore by mothers everywhere.

In Holland they call him 'Klaas Vaak'.


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