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The Peasant and the Devil comes from Germany. A peasant meets a little devil who tells him where a treasure is. The devil and the man strike a bargain to split what the man plants for a period of time, in return for what is taken. The man agrees but specifies what the devil will be able to have and then plants crops that leave the devil receiving nothing. In this way he tricks the devil.

Wicked John and the Devil is from the United States. A mean old man named John helps a beggar who comes by. The beggar turns into Saint Peter who gives John three wishes. John uses his wishes to be meaner to people and in the end the Devil is worried that John is going to be meaner than he is. When John dies, Saint Peter will not...

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