"Saywhat is dead cats good for, Huck?"
"Good for? Cure warts with."
"No! Is that so? I know something that's better . . . spunk-water. . . . You got to go all by yourself, to the middle of the woods, where you know there's a spunk-water stump, and just as it's midnight you . . . jam your hand in and say:
Barleycorn, barleycorn, injun-meal shorts,
Spunk-water, spunk-water, swaller these warts!
". . . If you speak the charm's busted."
Last week Tom Sawyer's amiable hocus-pocus got a nod of approval from a scientific quarter....