Wednesday, 10 November 2010

A Bogging Nuisance

Starfish is reading a new book called 'The Merrybegot' by Julie Hearn.  It is set in Devon and seems to be mainly about the conflict between the old religion of paganism and Christianity.  I picked it up to have a look and read the following:


First, catch your pig.  Do it on a Monday, on a waning moon, when the time be right for healing.  Point him to the north, and hang on tight.

Rap his snout three times with a wand of oak, and call: "Powers of earth, tame and soothe this creature that he may become docile and no longer a bogging nuisance."

Wait seven beats of the heart, then let him go.

So mote it be.

Don't you just love the word 'truculent'?

I wonder if it works on humans?  How many people do you know who are 'a bogging nuisance'?

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