A Witch Transformed Into A Hare Injured By One Whom She Tormented


An old woman, thought to be a witch, was said by a neighbour to be in

the habit of visiting her nightly in the shape of a hare, and that in

consequence she was deprived of her rest. The witch came to her bed, as

a hare, and crossed it, and the tormented one was determined to put an

end to this persecution. For this purpose she procured a hammer, which

she placed under her pillow when she retired to rest. That night the old

witch, unaware of the reception awaiting her, paid her usual visit to her

victim. But the instant she jumped on the bed she received a stunning

blow on the head, and, it need not be added, disappeared. Next morning,

a friend of the persecuted woman, who was in the secret of the whole

case, on some pretext paid the old woman, the supposed witch, a visit,

and she was greatly astonished to find her laid up, suffering from a

frightful black eye, which her visitor believed to be the result of the

blow dealt her with the hammer on the previous night.