• The Nuts And The Fence

    From Daryl Stout@1:2320/33 to All on Wed Jun 28 00:05:30 2023
    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!
    --- SBBSecho 3.20-Win32
    * Origin: The Thunderbolt BBS - Little Rock, Arkansas (1:2320/33)