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Anonymous 397A woman from Brightling in the county of Sussex, who is the servant of Joseph Cruttenden. The girl is allegedly approached by an old woman (Anonymous 398), who tells her that "sad Calamaties were coming upon her Master and Dame, their House should be Fired, and many other troubles befal them." The girl is further warned that if she tells anyone of this prediction, "the Devil would tear her to pieces." Some time after Anonymous 398's predictions come to pass, the girl "told her Dame the former story of the Womans Discourse," leading to the apprehending, examination and searching of the old woman, although the girl refuses to identify the woman apprehended as the same woman who approached her, saying "she is like the Woman, but I think will not swear it is the same." (54)On Monday was three Weeks, at, or near the House of Joseph Cruttenden of Brightling, an old Woman about Noon came to a Servant Girl of the said Cruttenden's tells her, sad Calamaties were coming upon her Master and Dame, their House should be Fired, and many other troubles befal them; but tells this Girl withal, That if she spake of what she had told her, the Devil would tear her to pieces, otherwise she need not fear, for no hurt should come to her: ()