The author, when travelling with his excessively talkative uncle through a dark night, is confronted by the phenomenon. The story recounted by the uncle is intriguing and complex, with Jack, the mean peasant, beginning the tale with an uncharacteristic act of virtue - helping an old man by the roadside. The old man transforms into an angel and grants Jack three wishes. Jack wishes for anyone who sits in his chair, plucks a bough from his sycamore tree, or attempts to borrow his cobbling tools to be stuck to the spot.
The angel, disappointed, grants the wishes but Jack is now barred from heaven. Later, the myth seems to have evolved again so that the carved pumpkins were intended to scare away the spirit of Stingy Jack, rather than to symbolise the lantern he carried - another example of the rich layers of myth, folktale and ritual that inform our Halloween traditions. There were not many Africans in Ireland in , but I was one of them. My accent identified me in Dublin as a Trinity Protestant, in London as a person of interest to the police.
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