Friday, April 03, 2015


"But my absolute favorite thing about the Witch of Endor," writes Jimmy near the end of a good email, "is that, after she raises Samuel and he prophesies about Saul's doom and Saul collapses, the Witch of Endor cooks him dinner. He doesn't want it at first, but then she kills a calf and makes some bread and he eats it anyway. She's probably the nicest witch ever." Here's what she says in the Bible: "Let me set a morsel of bread before thee; and eat, that thou mayest have strength, when thou goest on thy way."