The Devil Frightening A Man Who Went Picking Nuts on a Sunday, The Devil, Evil Spirits, Satan in Welsh folklore and mythology, a tale from Bylchau Wales
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Title: The Devil Frightening A Man Who Went Picking Nuts on a Sunday


Richard Roberts, Coederaill, Bylchau, when a young man, worked in Flintshire, and instead of going to a place of worship on Sunday he got into the habit of wandering about the fields on that day.  One fine autumn Sunday he determined to go a-nutting.  He came to a wood where nuts were plentiful and in a short time he filled his pockets with them, but perceiving a bush loaded with nuts, he put out his hand to draw the branch to him, when he observed a hairy hand, believed to be the devil's, stretching towards the same branch.  As soon as he saw this hand he was terribly frightened and without turning round to see anything further of it, he took to his heels and never afterwards did he venture to go a-nutting on Sunday.


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