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Neither Tom Sawyer nor Huck Finn knew much about medicine, but they mentioned several folk beliefs in chapter 6, such as using "spunk-water" (rainwater from a rotten tree stump), and you had to chant "Barley-corn, barley-corn, injun-meal shorts; Spunk-water, spunk-water, swaller these warts." Or, you could use a bean: "You take and split the bean, and cut the wart so as to get some blood, and then you put the blood on one piece of the bean and take and dig a hole and bury it 'bout midnight at the crossroads in the dark of the moon, and then you burn up the rest of the bean." This was supposed to cause the rest of the wart to disappear, but only if you chanted "'Down bean; off wart; come no more to bother me!'"

But the final and supposedly best way was using a dead cat. "Take your cat and go and get in the graveyard 'long about midnight when somebody that was wicked has been buried; and when it's midnight a devil will come, or maybe two or three, but you can't see 'em, you can only hear something like the wind, or maybe hear 'em talk; and when they're taking that feller away, you heave your cat after 'em and say, 'Devil follow corpse, cat follow devil, warts follow cat, I'm done with ye!'" That was supposed to get rid of even the most difficult warts.

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Neither Tom Sawyer nor Huck Finn knew much about medicine, but they mentioned several folk beliefs in chapter 6, such as using "spunk-water" (rainwater from a rotten tree stump), and you had to chant "Barley-corn, barley-corn, injun-meal shorts; Spunk-water, spunk-water, swaller these warts." Or, you could use a bean: "You take and split the bean, and cut the wart so as to get some blood, and then you put the blood on one piece of the bean and take and dig a hole and bury it 'bout midnight at the crossroads in the dark of the moon, and then you burn up the rest of the bean." This was supposed to cause the rest of the wart to disappear, but only if you chanted "'Down bean; off wart; come no more to bother me!'"

But the final and supposedly best way was using a dead cat. "Take your cat and go and get in the graveyard 'long about midnight when somebody that was wicked has been buried; and when it's midnight a devil will come, or maybe two or three, but you can't see 'em, you can only hear something like the wind, or maybe hear 'em talk; and when they're taking that feller away, you heave your cat after 'em and say, 'Devil follow corpse, cat follow devil, warts follow cat, I'm done with ye!'" That was supposed to get rid of even the most difficult warts.

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