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The Devil howled and stamped the ground. He put on his most fearsome face. He smoked and smoldered and burnt.

The Widow saw right away how he was in a tight spot. 
The Devil needed to take back some prize for his Lord Judas, or else be dipped in the boiling blood of Hell.

Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure.  Isaiah 5:14

Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure. Isaiah 5:14

Give me a replacement soul! he demanded of the Widow. Give up yours or the soul of your brat!

“To save us, I bargained with the Devil,” the woman told her son. “A little known truth is that he's a slow fellow and can be duped. I traded him my hand for the soul he’d lost. A soul is worth more than all the rest of a body. Remember, you may give the Devil anything else, but never your soul.”

“Will I see the Devil?” asked the fearful boy. “How will I know him?”