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22775Re: [mythsoc] Re: Onion Lady

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  • Lisa Harrigan
    Nov 12, 2011
      Edith -

      It is malory at southernphone dot com dot au

      Yahoo cuts them off to keep robots from data mining e-mail.


      On 11/12/2011 1:09 PM, Edith Crowe wrote:
      > I see that Yahoo cut off her email--see cc above. Anyone else have info?
      > On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 6:59 AM, <davise@...
      > <mailto:davise@...>> wrote:
      > There is a similar story in the Brothers Karamazov Book 7 chapter 3:
      > (Constance Garnett translation).
      > Once upon a time there was a peasant woman and a very wicked woman
      > she was. And she died and did not leave a single good deed behind.
      > The devils caught her and plunged her into the lake of fire. So
      > her guardian angel stood and wondered what good deed of hers he
      > could remember to tell to God; `She once pulled up an onion in her
      > garden,' said he, `and gave it to a beggar woman.' And God
      > answered: `You take that onion then, hold it out to her in the
      > lake, and let her take hold and be pulled out. And if you can pull
      > her out of the lake, let her come to Paradise, but if the onion
      > breaks, then the woman must stay where she is.' The angel ran to
      > the woman and held out the onion to her. `Come,' said he, `catch
      > hold and I'll pull you out.' And he began cautiously pulling her
      > out. He had just pulled her right out, when the other sinners in
      > the lake, seeing how she was being drawn out, began catching hold
      > of her so as to be pulled out with her. But she was a very wicked
      > woman and she began kicking them. `I'm to be pulled out, not you.
      > It's my onion, not yours.' As soon as she said that, the onion
      > broke. And the woman fell into the lake and she is burning there
      > to this day. So the angel wept and went away.
      > -- Ernie
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