"Alas, monsieur, in spite of our fine courtesies, the conception
of justice by one race must always seem outlandish to another!"
It was on the terrace of Sir Henry Marquis' villa at Cannes. The
members of the little party were in conversat... Read more of The Man In The Green Hat at Mystery Stories.ca
This should be used to prevent someone from giving away a secret.
Clay or wax figure, or a cloth poppet, named after the person
Length of red silk Needle Piece of white cloth
With appropriate word, take a needle threaded with a twenty-one inch length of red silk
and sew up the mouth of the figure. Finish off by winding the thread all around the body of the figure.
The concentration is on the fact that the person is unable to speak on the forbidden subject
whatever the secret may be that is being safeguarded. At the end of the ritual, the poppet is
stored away in a safe place wrapped in a piece of white cloth.
So long as the thread remains in place, the person represented is bound.