Bare Feet In Scotland
is a superstition in Roxburghshire that, if you are going
on a journey on Monday morning, and meet a
man who has bare feet, it is necessary that you should turn
again, as it is an evil omen.
only way to prevent the bad effect of so fatal an occurrence
is to return to your own abode, to enter it with the right
foot foremost, and to eat and drink. Then you may safely resume
your journey, the spell being dissolved.