In a year and a half every man in California will have a wart on his Nose.
"Thank you kindly," the Man with a Wart on His Nose replied, pocketing the money; "it is just the same to us as if you joined.
"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.
"Yes, that's it, Huck -- that's it; though when you're burying it if you say 'Down bean; off wart; come no more to bother me!' it's better.
'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'll fetch ANY wart."
'of course I mean that his glazed hat looks like a gentleman's servant, and not the wart upon his nose; though even that is not so ridiculous as it may seem to you, for we had a footboy once, who had not only a wart, but a wen also, and a very large wen too, and he demanded to have his wages raised in consequence, because he found it came very expensive.
'Have all gentlemen's servants warts upon their noses, mother?' asked Nicholas.
He hoped the farmer could charm it away as easily as he could Tom's wart, and was ready with equal faith to put another notched stick into his other pocket, for the cure of his own ailments.
Tom's wart was gone in a fortnight, but not so Benjy's rheumatism, which laid him by the heels more and more.
Fancy waving a lily-white hand all covered with warts. I've tried every remedy I ever heard of, but nothing does any good.
"I'd rather have the warts. But do you know, I believe if you didn't cry so much over every little thing, you'd be ever so much better looking.
But one day a bill imposing a tax on warts
was defeated -- the members of the Government party had not been nailed to their seats!