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The story goes that a stingy drunkard named Jack ran into the Devil in a pub on Halloween night. On that night, Jack had drunk too much and was about to fall into the Devil’s hands, but managed to trick the Devil by offering his soul in exchange for one last drink. The Devil changed himself into a sixpence to pay the bartender for the drink. At that moment, Jack wittily put the Devil in his purse, asking that he promise not to take his soul for ten years.
Ten years later, Jack happened to meet the Devil again on a country road. Seeing the devil coming for his soul, Jack asked the devil to get an apple for him as his last wish. Thinking that he had nothing to lose, the Devil jumped on Jack’s shoulder to get the apple. At the same time, Jack pulled out his knife and carved a cross in the trunk of the tree, which left the devil in the air, unable to get Jack or his soul. Seeing no way out, the Devil promised never to get Jack’s soul. Up to now nobody knows how the Devil ever managed to get back down!
After Jack died years later, he couldn’t enter Heaven because of his bad behavior, nor could he enter Hell because of the Devil’s promise not to take his soul. Jack had no other choice but go back to the place he came from. Since the way back was windy and dark, Jack asked the Devil to give him a light to find his way. In order to keep the fire from blowing out in the wind, Jack put it in a turnip he was eating. Ever since, Jack has been doomed to wander in darkness with his lantern. And the jack-o’-lantern became a symbol of a damned soul.
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