Two boy scouts went on a nature
hike in the hills picking hickory nuts.
Along the way, they filled their small pails
and then 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. The boys decided
that would be agood 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
by 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. Onefor you.
One for me."As they were doing this,
another boy was passing by and happened
to hear them. He looked into the cemetery, but
could not see the boys,because
they were obscured by the tree. He
hesitated a moment and then ran back
to town."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.
"Follow me!"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 the souls!"The
father was skeptical but silent -- until a few
moments later as the Scouts completed dividing
out the nuts and one Scout said to the other,
Now, as soon as we get those two nuts down
by the road, we'll have them all."