mole feet and laurel leaves

“The Book of Secrets records that if the foot of a mole is wrapped in a laurel leaf and this is put into the mouth of a horse, the horse will flee in fear.” – Peter Dendle [1]


I don’t imagine there’s much this *wouldn’t* work on. I would flee too if somebody shoved a bloody, furry lump of mole-stuffed laurel leaf into my mouth.

[1] Dendle, Peter. “Plants in the Early Medieval Cosmos.” Health and Healing from the Medieval Garden. Peter Dendle and Alain Touwaide, eds. Rochester: Boydell, 2008. 47-59.

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