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13 Oct: How to catch an adulterer

Legendary folklore writer Enid Porter shared the following story she had been told by a source in Norwich in her 1974 book, The Folklore of East Anglia.

“In 1932, a woman of Thorpe, near Norwich, learned that her husband was having an affair with a woman whose identity she was unable to discover.

“On the advice of a friend, she consulted an old Norwich woman who was said to be able to cast spells and tell fortunes.

‘I will bring her to you,’ said this old woman, and in a few days’ time, the wife was visited by a girl, a complete stranger, whose face and neck were covered with sores and who begged her to get them removed, swearing that if she did so she would have no more to do with her husband.”


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