WITCHCRAFT - DEVIL AND WITCHES - BOOK OF DEATH [Top] The witches, having begged the Devil to scratch their own names from the Book of Life, request him to inscribe them in the Book of Death. The seventh requirement of the Pact made between witches and their master, the Devil. [Bottom] The witches promise the Devil that they will make a sacrifice to him - most usually, this sacrifice is of a new-born infant. In some cases, the witches undertake to strangle or suffocate for the Devil one child every fortnight, or month. The eighth requirement of the Pact made between witches and their master, the Devil. Illustrations from Francesco Maria Guazzo, Compendium Maleficarum, 1608.