Then the old witch said, 'We have the bird-heart, but we must also get the wishing-cloak from him.
The old witch grew angry, and said, 'Such a cloak is a wonderful thing, it is seldom to be had in the world, and have it I must and will.
The old witch took three or four more whiffs of her pipe and smiled.
Well; I didn't mean to dabble in witchcraft to-day, further than the lighting of my pipe, but a witch I am, and a witch I'm likely to be, and there's no use trying to shirk it.
What could the little woman possibly mean by calling her a sorceress, and saying she had killed the Wicked Witch of the East?
She was the Wicked Witch of the East, as I said," answered the little woman.
Gretel began to weep bitterly, but it was all in vain, for she was forced to do what the wicked witch commanded.
Creep in,' said the witch, 'and see if it is properly heated, so that we can put the bread in.
But once upon a time four Witches leagued together to depose the king and rule the four parts of the kingdom themselves; so when the Ruler, my grandfather, was hunting one day, one Wicked Witch named Mombi stole him and carried him away, keeping him a close prisoner.
Yes," replied Ozma, "because a good Witch had conquered Mombi in the North and Glinda the Good had conquered the evil Witch in the South.
Very well," said the Witch, "I will give you work in which you will be associated with intellect - you will come in contact with brains.
I referred," said the Witch, "to the head of her good man.
Mother Maudlin was a retched old witch, and Scathlock says he is yet more sure that the raven was she, because in her own form he has just seen her broiling the raven's bone by the fire, sitting "In the chimley-nuik within.
Of course this was not Maid Marian at all, but Mother Maudlin, the old witch, who had taken her form in order to make mischief.
Partridge had no sooner recovered his legs, than he appealed to his fall, as conclusive evidence of all he had asserted; but Jones finding he was unhurt, answered with a smile: "This witch
of yours, Partridge, is a most ungrateful jade, and doth not, I find, distinguish her friends from others in her resentment.