Scrub the greasings from a dog's ear, soak into cotton twine, place in a new lamp of greenish hue and set said lamp betwixt an eager crowd - forsooth shall they swear that a dog's head they behold, and this shall be no sorcery, but good betidings.
For the prince of Ellander's nuptials, a paltry gnome armed with a miniature cutlass behid himself in a pie. When guests partook of the princely banquet, anon jumped out of the besabred gnome, giving a terrible fright to all at first, then causing much merriment once the jest was figured.
A cynocephalus, or a doghead, in our tongue, a beast that in the wastes of Zanguebar dwells, has the corpus of a man but the head of a dog. The Prince of Ellander did receive such a specimen from those far-off lands. The cynocephalus lets stream its urine with the tolling of every hour, both day and night, and this is why the Zanguebarians engrave its likeness on timepieces and compasses.