The Devonshire Vicar and the Big Black Hen. By Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler.
Original painting inspired by a Devonshire legend of a vicar well versed
in the black arts. A servant came upon a manuscript left on his desk
and began to read. The sky grew dark and wind shook the house. The doors
flew open and a black hen came into the room. The hen grew to enormous
size right before the servant’s eyes. The vicar returned just in time
with a bag of rice and he reversed the spell.