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"Oh, no," the Widow said. "Papa lies under the Black Walnut Tree, and the Devil took my hand."

She made a story about the Devil ...

... how he erupted, fuming, out of the earth, near to the side of her husband's corpse.
... how he lunged after the dead man's fluttering Soul and missed.
 

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THE BLACK WALNUT TREE 4: GB0130