Satan Appearing to a Man who frequented the Alehouse on Sunday, The Devil, Evil Spirits, Satan in Welsh folklore and mythology, a tale from Risca Wales
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Title: Satan Appearing to a Man who frequented the Alehouse on Sunday


W. J. was once a Sabbath-breaker at Risca village, where he frequently used to play and visit the alehouses on the Sabbath day and there stay until late at night.  On returning homeward one night he heard something walking behind him and turning to see what it was he could see the likeness of a man walking by his side. He could not see his face and was afraid to look much at it, fearing it was an evil spirit such as that of a Devil, as it really was; therefore he did not wish it good night.  This dreadful, dangerous apparition generally walked by the left side of him.  It afterwards appeared like a great mastiff dog, which terrified him so much that he knew not where he was.  After it had gone about half a mile, it transformed itself into a great fire, as large as a small field, and resembled the noise which a fire makes in burning gorse.


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