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We The Witches

Say that there actually were witches of our sort, back in the Old Days.

Say that there were.

In the Old Country, times are hard. It's as much as your life is worth to keep to the Old Ways.

All the old stories tell of the Land-to-the-West, the Land-Across-the-Waves.

So we pack up our bags and, in hope and fear, we go there.

And when we arrive, lo! there in the forest—and such a forest!—we find him already waiting: the Horned our god (and such a god!), just as we knew him before.

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  • Jamie
    Jamie says #
    Mr. Posch, I revere Thomas Morton's memory. Imagine how different it all could have been.
  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch says #
    That would be Tom Morton (1579-1647), who did indeed raise America's first May-pole. Nat Hawthorne's story The May-Pole of Merrymo
  • Anthony Gresham
    Anthony Gresham says #
    I remember reading of someone known as John of Merrymount. I think Hawthorne turned the folktale into a short story.

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