The Nuts And The Fence
From Daryl Stout
@1:19/33 to All
on Saturday, July 25, 2020 00:05:45
On the outskirts of a small town, there was a big, old pecan tree just
inside the cemetery fence. One day, two boys filled up a bucket full
of nuts and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and began dividing the
"One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me," said one boy.
Several dropped and rolled down toward the fence. Another boy came
riding along the road on his bicycle. As he passed, he thought he heard
voices from inside the cemetery. He slowed down to investigate. Sure
enough, he heard, "One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me".
He just knew what it was."Oh my," he shuddered, "it's Satan and the Lord dividing the souls at the cemetery". He jumped back on his bike and rode
Just around the bend he met an old man with a cane, hobbling along. "Come
here quick," said the boy. "You won't believe what I heard! Satan and the
Lord are down at the cemetery dividing up the souls." The man said, "Beat
it kid, can't you see it's hard for me to walk "When the boy insisted
though, the man hobbled to the cemetery.
Standing by the fence they heard, One for you, one for me. One for you,
one for me.........."
The old man whispered, "Boy, you've been telling' the truth. Let's see if
we can see the Lord 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 the Lord. At last they heard, "One for you,
one for me. "And one last "One for you, one for me. 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 a full 5 minutes ahead of the boy
on the bike!
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