Published weekday mornings as the coffee brews
I thought you were non-witchy if you sank?
I've heard it go both ways. Sometimes they used their devil-magic to float above the water, sometimes their sins weighed them down so much that they sank and drowned.jI get the feeling that the angry mob was mostly looking for someone dead.
It is as micheael hypothesizes....It was a dark time for the rebellion. Or America. I forget.
Sir Bedevere: There are ways of telling whether she is a witch. Peasant 1: Are there? Oh well, tell us. Sir Bedevere: Tell me. What do you do with witches? Peasant 1: Burn them. Sir Bedevere: And what do you burn, apart from witches? Peasant 1: More witches. Peasant 2: Wood. Sir Bedevere: Good. Now, why do witches burn? Peasant 3: ...because they're made of... wood? Sir Bedevere: Good. So how do you tell whether she is made of wood? Peasant 1: Build a bridge out of her. Sir Bedevere: But can you not also build bridges out of stone? Peasant 1: Oh yeah. Sir Bedevere: Does wood sink in water? Peasant 1: No, no, it floats!... It floats! Throw her into the pond! Sir Bedevere: No, no. What else floats in water? Peasant 1: Bread. Peasant 2: Apples. Peasant 3: Very small rocks. Peasant 1: Cider. Peasant 2: Gravy. Peasant 3: Cherries. Peasant 1: Mud. Peasant 2: Churches. Peasant 3: Lead! Lead! King Arthur: A Duck. Sir Bedevere: ...Exactly. So, logically... Peasant 1: If she weighed the same as a duck... she's made of wood. Sir Bedevere: And therefore... Peasant 2: ...A witch!
Burn her anyway!!
Yup...Drowned = innocent and dead.Floats = guilty and burned (thus, dead)It's the old judicial addege, flotsam until proven jetsum.
Ill get you, my pretty. And your little dog, too!
Thanks, anon #2. I was thinking that same thing....
She turned me into a newt!
... ... ... a newt?
I got better...
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