Milestones: Milestones: Sep. 11, 1939

Exorcised. Prince Tejansakti of Thai (formerly Siam), 5 weeks old; of evil spirits; in Virginia Water, Surrey, England, where his family and retinue are in comfortable exile. In a wordless, 1,000-year-old ceremony, Grandfather Prajadhipok (who abdicated the Siamese throne in 1935) and 20 guests made passes over little Prince Tejansakti's body with cords to trap the evil spirits, which were then burned with the cords. King Prajadhipok snipped a lock of hair from the baby's head, wrapped it in lotus leaves, set it afloat down the river. Finally, Grandfather Prajadhipok sprinkled holy water...

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