The Jack-O-Lanterns come from the tale of a boy named Jack who carved lanterns from turnips and used candles to light them up. He was called "Stingy Jack" in legends, and was said to have invited the Devil over for a drink. Jack didn't want to pay for their drinks, so he covinced the Devil to change into a coin so he could buy the drinks, but he didn't buy the drinks. Instead, he put the Devil-Coin into his pocket next to a silver cross, which prevented the Devil to changing back to his original form. Jack eventually let the devil go, under the condition that the Devil wouldn't take his soul.
 





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