being known to have heirs. I then ordered the people to gather up all the rubbish, which was soon kindled and blazing away merrily in front of the hut, to the evident satisfaction of the bystanders, who could hardly be persuaded to handle the mysterious tools of Obeah.
" The man, I heard, had a great reputation for sorcery, and I was assured that even persons who would never . be suspected of encouraging witchcraft had been known to come from a distance to consult him or purchase some love-spell.
" The secret of their reputation and frequent success in finding out robberies, which is also a part of their profession, is most likely due to a good memory and a system of cross-questioning all those who come to consult them, and it is also very probable that they possess a knowledge of numerous tricks and deceits handed down to them by their African progenitors, with which they astonish even educated persons and perform wonders which would almost convert one to a belief in magic.
" I will give you an instance which happened to me, and which I have never been able to explain'satisfactorily.
" Some years ago I was in Trinidad and had been sent by the Archbishop to take charge of a parish far into the interior of the island, and at that time but very little known and developed. There being no presbytery, I had to make shift, until I could build iS
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