Go for a walk and pick up seven twigs from the ground, one to represent each day of the week.
Traditionally the twigs should be ash for Monday, beech for Tuesday, elm for Wednesday, oak
for Thursday, horsechestnut for Friday, yew for Saturday, and elder for Sunday. Take them home,
snap them into pieces, and burn them in the hearth or bonfire. Say:
Ill luck is broken, As these words are spoken.