Page From an Old Book

Granny Rags


[A page torn from an old manuscript, written in a scrawling hand]

Dreary waters, hissing daughters.Crack three green shells and steal their pearls.Turn the spigot and drink from the misery of a broken house.Gulp and swallow, follow, follow.Three wet marbles down the gullet.

Do this for me dearie and I'll give you a birthday gift.