The devil gave him a black witch for a wife; and these two demon daughters are their mystical progeny.
The black witch exercises the most potent magic; the white witch being vastly inferior in power.
Now as all Cornish folks know, there is a difference between a white witch and a black witch.
He was regarded by the people as a white witch, whilst the witch of Fraddam was a black witch and his antithesis.
It is true that the oak-tree is a black witch so far as lightning is concerned and that the beech and alder are white witches.
Ay,” grunted his companion, “and be damned for your pains if she be no better than a black witch.