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Anonymous 389A young woman from Lowestoft in the county of Suffolk, known to be a neighbor of Dorothy Durent and a kinswoman of Amy Denny. Durent gave deposition alleging that the day after Durent found a toad in her son William's blanket and had it held into the fire, Anonymous 389 told her that her aunt, Amy Denny, "was in a most lamentable condition having her face all scorched with fire, and that she was sitting alone in her House, in her smock without any fire."(9-10)And this Deponent did according to his direction; and at night when she took down the Blanket with an intent to put her Child therein, there fell out of the same a great Toad, which ran up and down the hearth, and she having a young youth only with her in the House, desired him to catch the Toad, and throw it into the Fire, which the youth did accordingly, and held it there with the Tongs; and as soon as it was in the Fire it made a great and horrible Noise, and after a space there was a flashing in the Fire like Gun-powder, making a noise like the discharge of a Pistol, and thereupon the Toad was no more seen nor heard. It was asked by the Court, if that after the noise and flashing, there was not the Substance of the Toad to be seen to consume in the fire? And it was answered by the said Dorothy Durent, that after the flashing and noise, there was no more seen than if there had been none there. The next day there came a young Woman a Kinswoman of the said Amy, and a neighbour of this Deponent, and told this Deponent, that her Aunt (meaning the said Amy) was in a most lamentable condition having her face all scorched with fire, and that she was sitting alone in her House, in her smock without any fire. ()