“Ave,” replied Nellus. “They’ve got you as well. Those nits seem to be everywhere at the moment.”
“What can we do about it?” he asked.
Nellus explained that her mother used to wash their hair with crushed allium, garlic, when the itches arrived. “It always worked with us,” she said.
Secundus nodded and said that his mother used a tincture of oregano which was fairly successful. He went and sat at the tabula with his friends. Who were all scratching.
“These nits have spread right through Rome this year.” grumbled Libertinus.
“Tell me about it.” said Zoophilus. “And they seem to be so much earlier this year.”
“I don’t ever remember getting them when I was a kid.” said Libertinus.
Verbo Ipsum stopped scratching for a moment as he commented, “You have a lousy memory!”