The Devil's Shoes

A wicked criminal bargained with the Devil, offering his soul in exchange for the Devil's help in his evil doings. The Devil agreed, not knowing how much trouble this particular criminal would be.
The Devil was constantly having to fetch the wretched man out of jail, rescue him from the hangman, and on and on.
Finally the Devil arrived, carrying a huge bag of old shoes. "I've worn out all these pairs of shoes running here and there in your service," the Devil said, "and I just can't afford to buy any more shoes. Consider our agreement at an end!"

Inspired by: Fables of Aesop and Other Eminent Mythologists by Roger L'Estrange, 308.
Notes: This fable is not part of the classical Aesop tradition; find out more here.

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