Jack o' the bowl

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In Switzerland, Jack o' the bowl is a helpful house spirit. Housewives would leave a bowl of fresh cream out for him at night to thank him (or pacify him) and the cream would disappear by morning.[1]

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  1. ^ Brewer, E Cobham. "Jack o' the Bowl". Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. Retrieved 9 October 2012.