My grandmother used to say ‘A frog brings good luck to the house it enters.’ This is possible, I started thinking about frogs and, lo and behold, a cheque I was waiting for arrived this morning. It worked!
I had better keep this information to myself or the Council Home Help girl will think I’m losing my marbles and jump on the blower to my interfering doctor or, infinitely worse, my interfering grandson. I need a frog charm to ward off them off. Better put a bit of dried leg in a silk bag and tie it round my neck.
This is an old charm of my foremothers, a rough lot who knew heaps about herblore from the Old Country. The frog leg wards off warts, baldness, gout, toothache, constipation, epilepsy and St Vitus Dance. (I think I’ll sit that one out). I’m also told a dried leg has a deleterious effect on vampires, which is always a handy thing to keep up your sleeve.