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- There was once a blacksmith who was very poor. One day the devil came to him and said " I hear you are a poor man but if you come with me in seven years time you will be a rich man ". The man promised to go with him. the seven years passed and the man went to the forge to make horseshoes. While he was making the shoes the devil came and began putting tools away. He took the sledge to put it away but when he was leaving it down he was fastened to it. He said " If you let me go this time I will (never) give you seven years more ". The blacksmith let him go. The next seven years passed and the devil came again. The man was not ready so he told him to sit down on the chair and wait. When he was ready he tried to get up but he was fastened to the chair. He said " If you let me go this time I will give you seven years more". The next seven years passed and the devil came(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.