The uproarious merriment of a wedding-feast burst forth into the night
from a brilliantly lighted house in the "gasse" (narrow street). It was
one of those nights touched with the warmth of spring, but dark and full
of soft mist. Most fitt... Read more of The Silent Woman at Scary Stories.ca
On any Friday take rosemary flowers, bay leaves, thyme and sweet marjoram, of each a handful. Dry them and grind them into a fine powder. Then take a teaspoon of each and mix them together. Then take twice the quantity of barley flower and make the whole into a cake with the milk of a red cow. This cake is not to be baked. Wrap it in clean writing paper and lay it under your head on any Friday night when you retire to bed. If the person dreams of music they will shortly wed the one they desire. If the person dreams of fire then the love will be tainted and they will not marry the one they desire. If the person dreams of a church they will die single. For this to work the paper has to be completely blank.