The Witch Of Fourth Street And Other Stories : Cathy Dunn knew that if she did not give her penny to the witch, the old lady would turn her into a lizard. Or a goat. Or a spider so small Cathy's mother would step on her. But one day Cathy decided that she would not give up her penny, and that was the day she came down with a fever. Cathy is just one of the many children who came to New York City with her parents seeking a better life. This book contains eight stories of children who grew up on the lower east side of New York.