Friday, October 31, 2008

A Halloween Treat For You!

On the outskirts of town, there was a big old pecan tree on a little hill in the town cemetery next to fence. One day, two boys went into the cemetery and filled up a bucket with pecans. They sat down by the tree, out of sight of those walking past the cemetery, and began dividing the nuts. "One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me," said one of the boys.

Several of the nuts were dropped and rolled down the hill toward the fence. Another boy, riding his bicycle down the road on the other side of the fence, thought he heard voices in the cemetery. He slowed down to investigate. Sure enough, he heard "There's one for you and one for me. One for you and one for me."

He knew just what it was. "Oh my," he shuddered, "It's Satan and the Lord dividing up souls in the cemetery!" He jumped back on his bike and rode off. Just around the corner, he saw an old man with a cane, hobbling along.

"Come here quick!" said the boy. "You won't believe what I just heard. Satan and the Lord are down at the cemetery dividing up souls!"

The man said, "Beat it, kid. Can't you see it's hard enough for me to walk?" But the boy insisted, so the man hobbled up to the cemetery, and standing by the fence, they heard, "One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me."

The old man whispered, "Boy, you was telling the truth! Let's see if we can get a look at the devil himself!" Shaking with fear, they peered through the fence, yet were still unable to see anything. The old man and the boy gripped the wrought iron bars of the fence tighter and tighter as they tried to get a glimpse of Satan. At last they heard, "One for you, one for me, and the last one for you. That's all - now let's go get those nuts by the fence and we'll be done!"

They say the old man made it back to town 5 minutes before the boy on the bike!

-Author Unknown

Happy Halloween!!!!

1 comment:

Nick said...

Haha - that's a great story! Thanks for sharing it.