The girl who sold her soul

The Girl Who Sold Her Soul

A certain Skerries girl was in Dublin one day. When passing by a shop she saw a lovely silk dress. She wished she had it and said she would give anything to have it.

A gentleman came up to her and said, “a moment ago you said that you would give anything for that dress. Would you give me charge of your soul for a day from tomorrow?” The girl agreed.

Next day a parcel arrived at the girl’s home. She then told her mother what had happened. She opened the box and there was not the dress but a death habit in it. The girl died that night but the devil had her soul. The gentleman himself was the devil.

John Fox, 9 Strand Street (BNS, 1937-8)

From Mr. J. Grimes (aged 65) Balbriggan St.