22775Re: [mythsoc] Re: Onion Lady
- Nov 12, 2011Edith -
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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