again Jack, not too eager to die, distracted the devil by pointing to a
nearby apple tree. Jack convinced the Devil to get an apple out of the
tree and even offered to hoist the Devil up on his shoulders to help him
get the apple. The Devil, fooled once again by Jack, climbed into the
tree and plucked an apple. Jack took out a knife and carved a cross into
the trunk of the tree. Trapped once again the Devil howled to be
released and told Jack he would give him 10 years of peace in exchange
for his release. Jack, on the other hand, insisted the Devil never
bother him again. The Devil agreed and was released.
a year later Jack's body, unable to keep up with his evil ways, gave out
and Jack died. When Jack tried to enter Heaven he was told that because
of his meanness he would not be allowed into Heaven. When Jack attempted
to gain entry into Hell, the Devil, still smarting from years of
humiliation refused Jack admission. However, the Devil threw Jack a
piece of coal to help him find his way in the dark of limbo. Jack put
the piece of coal into a turnip and it became known as a Jack O'Lantern.
On All Hallows Eve, if you look, you can still see Jack's flame burning
dimly as he searches for a home.
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