just inside the cemetery fence. One day, two boys filled up a bucketful of nuts and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and
began dividing the nuts.
'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, so 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. He had been going to Sunday School
all his life. He jumped back on his bike and rode off.
Just around the bend he met an old man with a cane,
'Mister, 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 slowly 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 tellin' me the truth.
Let's see if we can see the Lord!'
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. That's all.
Now let's go get those nuts by the fence and we'll be done...'
They say the old man had the lead for a good half-mile before
the kid on the bike passed him