My grandmother was Norwegian. The Norwegians know all about witches, for Norway, with its black forest and icy mountains, is where the first withches came from.
My grandmother was apparently a great expert on these creatures and told me how to spot them because they look like ordinary women.
We were in the big living-room of her house in Oslo and I was ready for bed.
-Listen, she said, -I have known no less than five children who have simply vanished off the face of this earth, never to be seen again. The witches took them.
- I still think you are just trying to frighten me- I said.
- Tell me about the children who disappeared- I said.