Charming The Wild Wart
: STORIES OF SATAN, GHOSTS, ETC.
Take a branch of elder tree, strip off the bark, split off a piece, hold
this skewer near the wart, and rub the wart three or nine times with the
skewer, muttering the while an incantation of your own composing, then
pierce the wart with a thorn. Bury the skewer transfixed with the thorn
in a dunghill. The wart will rot away just as the buried things decay.