sew up the enclosed in a small bag — a part of it will do — and hang it on the child's neck.
Unable as I am to carry into your homestead the full magnetism of my physical person I do the next best thing by sending you a lock of hair as a vehicle for the transmission of my aura in a concentrated condition. Do not allow anyone to handle it except Mrs. Sinnett. You'll do well not to approach Mr. Fern too near for a time.
Say nothing of this note to anybody.