MR. JAMES WALKER, 93-year-old resident of Smiths Falls, tells this one:
A great many years ago, the late Wm. Dedrick of Perth, told that he had been bewitched. He said he got out of his buggy on a lonely country road one dark night, but when he attempted to get back again he found he couldn’t lift his feet from the ground. Wondering what to do, he threw himself forward against the horse, grabbed the harness and pulled himself up to the back.
But he couldn’t move his legs— all the power seemed to be gone out of them. He succeeded tumbling off the horse’s back of the seat of the buggy.
“The moment he landed on seat of the buggy, the horse set at a terrific pace, as though witched, and there they went swaying over seven miles of rough country road until he reached the ferry wharf at Perth. The most astonishing part of story is that the moment the horse stopped Derrick regained the use of his limbs just as though nothing had happened.