There was a huge nut tree by the cemetery fence. One day two boys with buckets sat down by the tree, out of sight, and began dividing the nuts. "One for you, one for me, one for you, one for me," said one boy.
The nuts were so plentiful, several rolled out towards the fence. Cycling down the road by the cemetery was a third boy. As he passed, he thought he heard voices from inside the cemetery. He slowed down to listen more closely. Sure enough, he heard, "One for you, one for me, one for you..." All of a sudden, it came to him. He knew what it was.
"Oh my God!" he shuddered, "it's Satan and St. Peter dividing the souls at the cemetery!" He cycled down the road as fast as he could peddle until he saw an old man with a cane, hobbling along.
"Come quick!" the boy cried. "You won't believe what I heard! Satan and St. Peter are down at the cemetery dividing the souls!"
The old man yelled, "Shoo, you brat! Can't you see I'm finding it hard to walk as it is!" But the boy would not leave. After several minutes and lots of pleas, the old man finally agreed to go with the boy to the cemetery.
He hobbled along slowly and painfully until they finally arrived. All of a sudden he heard, "One for you, one for me, one for you, one..."
The old man whispered, "Boy, you've been tellin' the truth! Let's go see if we can see the 'Devil' himself."
Shivering with fear, they edged toward the fence, still unable to see anyone. Then they heard, "One for me, one for you, one for me, and one 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 guy made it to town 10 minutes before the boy!