I jumped accepting this spell might not work but at least I had to try.
The Green Man had been appearing in my dreams for two consecutive weeks, trying to show me through weird symbols and events that my Grandmother's life was in danger from the property developers intent on buying up the back portion of her enormous garden. The woodland area. Wanting to build a private road to their new homes constructed on the McKenzie land.
They tried buying for a nominal fee, then upped the price. But now they were running out of time and didn't care what it took.
I found the spell in Grandma's old Book of Shadows, the one she kept hidden. I was a modern girl, working on Wall Street, yet deep down I was a Latimer and knew the family history. And had The Gift.
As I surfaced from the bottom of the lake and gulped mouthfuls of air, I let got of the garland of flowers I had clutched on the waterside while chanting the verse.
I prayed to the nature gods that Grandma would be safe.