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The Witches of New York

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Author: Q. K. Philander Doesticks (Mortimer Thomson)
Published: 1858
Language: English
Wordcount: 62,438 / 186 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 33.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,988
Added to site: 2010.03.22 27087
Genres: Humor, Occult

What the Witches of New York City personally told me, Doesticks, you will find written in this volume, without the slightest exaggeration or perversion. I set out now with no intention of misrepresenting anything that came under my observation in collecting the material for this book, but with an honest desire to tell the simple truth about the people I encountered, and the prophecies I paid for.

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elopment, for if justice were done, Madame Prewster would be at this time serving the State in the Penitentiary for her past misdoings; but, in some of these affairs of hers, men of so much respectability and political influence have been implicated, that, having sure reliance on their counsel and assistance, the Madame may be regarded as secure from punishment, even should any of her many victims choose to bring her into court.

The quality of her Witchcraft, by which she ostensibly lives, and the amount of faith to be reposed in her mystic predictions, may be seen from the history of a visit to her domicile, which is hereunto appended in the very words of the "Individual" who made it.

The "Cash Customer" makes his first Voyage in a Shower, but encounters an Oily and Waterproof Witch at the end of his Journey.

It rained, and it meant to rain, and it set about it with a will.

It was as if some "Union Thunderstorm Company" was just then paying its consolidated atten



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