The Amber Witch; The Most Interesting Trial For Witchcraft Ever Known

Paperback | May 21, 2012

byWilhelm Meinhold

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 Excerpt: ...been the cause whereof the woman Witthahn brought forth a devil's-monster into the world, that forthwith arose and flew through the window, and afterward when the midwife looked after it, it had vanished. R.--Yea verily, she had rather done good to the folk all her life-time, than harmed them, and oftentimes taken bread out of her own mouth, even in the time of the sore famine and parted it with others, specially with the little children. This the whole parish would testify if called upon. But as wizards and witches always did evil, and never good to men, as our Lord Jesus taught, (Matth. xii.), where the pbarisees had also blasphemed him for casting out devils by Beelzebub; his Worship might thence judge, whether in troth she can be a witch. Q.--He would soon shew forth her blasphemies; he could very well see that she had a fine tongue, and she must only answer the questions that may be put to her. For the question here is not about what good she had done to the poor, but wherewith this had been done. Wherefore he desired that she would declare how she and her father had so suddenly attained to such riches, as to strut about proudly in silk garments, seeing that they had been quite poor before? Hereat she looked at me and said: " Father, shall I tell?" Whereupon I answered," Yea, my dear daughter, now must thou tell all plainly and fairly, even were we thereby to become miserably poor again." She declared therefore how first of all, in our great need, we found the amber, and what we had gotten for it of the two Dutch merchants. Q.--What were the names of those merchants 1 R.--Diterich von Pehnen and Jacob Kiekebush, who, however, as we had heard from a skipper, died of the plague in Stettin. Q.--Wherefore had we concealed this discovery...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 Excerpt: ...been the cause whereof the woman Witthahn brought forth a devil's-monster into the world, that forthwith arose and flew through ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:May 21, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217618774

ISBN - 13:9780217618779

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