House Blessing (to protect against invaders)
To protect your home from human invaders, get up before sunrise and put a pinch of black pepper on the threshold of one exterior door and one sill ofa window. As you place the pepper recite the following charm:
"Pepper sting rogue, knave or thief,
who so breaks this bond find grief,
I mean it for this window and door
and all through this house ever more"