Here are our words for today and the challenge to use at least ten in our post.
Sawbones ((n.) a surgeon or physician)
Preta (n.)) a wandering or disturbed ghost)
The illicit Sawbones crouched down to retrieve his latex gloves in the makeshift operating theatre in his cellar.
He felt he was doing the people a service, as bones were breakable and he could set them in mortar at a fraction of the cost of a bona-fide doctor.
Should the limb wither, his answer to all was to bleed then cauterize the infected part, and if that failed (as it nearly always did), cut it off.
The mournful cry of the Preta could be heard across the marsh as they wandered in vain searching for their missing body parts.