He made the cuts, let them bleed, mumbled in Mende and finally rubbed charcoal into my skin and said, "Now if you are given a plate of food and your hand starts to tremble, don’t eat it. If a friend ask you to do something for him and your heart starts to race, don’t do it. If your friend asks you to go somewhere and your heart goes cold, don’t go. No man business for three days and no washing for three days. You should be protected from snakes, witch gun, poison and general evil, have a nice day"
- Medicine Man Bob.