: STORIES OF SATAN, GHOSTS, ETC.
The cure of diseases by charms is generally supposed to be a kind of
superstition antagonistic to common sense, and yet there are undoubted
cases of complete cures through the instrumentality of charms. Warts
are, undoubtedly, removed by the faith of those persons who suffer from
them in the power of the charmer and his charms. The writer has had
innumerable instances of the efficacy of wart charms, but it is not his
intention to endeavour to trace the effect of charms on highly sensitive
people, but only to record those charms that he has seen or heard of as
having been used.