Description: Boy Scouts and Nuts
Two Boy Scouts went on a nature hike in the hills, picking
hickory nuts along the way. They soon filled their small pails, and
started to fill their pockets and shirts. When they could hold no more
nuts, they started down the country road until they came across a
cemetery. One of the boys decided that would be a good place to stop
and rest, and divide out the nuts.
The two boys sat in the shade of a large oak tree and
unloaded their pockets and buckets, dumping all of the nuts in a large
pile. In the process, two of them rolled away and rested near the road.
The boys then proceeded to divide out the nuts. "One for you, one for
me. One for you, one for me."
As they were doing this, a passer-by happened to hear
them. He looked into the cemetery but could not see the boys, as they
were obscured by the tree. He hesitated a moment, and then ran back to
"Father, father," he yelled as he entered his house.
"The cemetery! Come quick!"
"What's the matter?" his father asked.
"No time to explain," the boy frantically panted.
The boy and his father ran up the country road, and
stopped when they reached the cemetery. They stopped at the side of the
road, and all fell silent for a few moments. Then the father asked his
son what was wrong.
"Do you hear that?" he whispered.
Both people listened intently, and heard the Scouts:
"One for me, one for you, one for me, one for you."
The boy then blurted out, "The Devil and the Lord are dividing out
The father was skeptical but silent. Until a few moments later,
as the Scouts completed dividingout the nuts, and one Scout said to
"Now as soon as we get those two nuts by the road, we'll have them all."