By Katherine Howe
Chilling real-life bills of witches, from medieval Europe via colonial America.
From a guide for witch hunters written by means of King James himself in 1597, to courtroom records from the Salem witch trials of 1692, to newspaper insurance of a lady stoned to demise at the streets of Philadelphia whereas the Continental Congress met, The Penguin e-book of Witches is a treasury of old debts of accused witches that sheds mild at the truth at the back of the legends. Bringing to lifestyles tales like that of Eunice Cole, attempted for attacking a teenage lady with a rock and buried with a stake via her center; Jane Jacobs, a Bostonian so usually accused of witchcraft that she took her tormentors to court docket on fees of slander; and raise Mather, an exorcism-performing minister famed for his wisdom of witches, this quantity presents a special travel in the course of the darkest heritage of English and North American witchcraft, by no means failing to horrify, intrigue, and delight.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September thirtieth 2014 through Penguin Classics
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Stop apologizing,” Romero said. His voice sounded strange as he pinched the bridge of his nose with his thumb and forefinger to try and stop the bleeding. “Injuries are part of training. Besides, that was a nice move. ” “I’m not sure,” Colt said. ” After combat training, Lohr sent Romero to the infirmary, where the doctor set his nose before covering it with a splint and some bandage tape. By the time Romero caught up with the rest of the group at the obstacle course, there were black circles under his eyes, though his dark skin masked most of it.
Not yet; he just had a birthday. ” “That’s what they say. ” :: 54 :: :: CHAPTER 11 :: I t had been two weeks since Colt moved from San Diego to live with his grandfather in Arizona, but he hadn’t unpacked much of anything. Settling in would make this new life feel permanent. It wasn’t that he didn’t appreciate what his grandfather had done. After all, at his age, it was no small sacrifice to invite a teenager to live under his roof. Grandpa McAlister had always been a private man, and after a career of service in the United States Army, he had an eye for particulars.
The Penguin Book of Witches by Katherine Howe