“Now, I’ll crack you to bits,” he said, and let drive at the nut with all his might and main. And so the nut flew to pieces with a bang that blew off half the roof of the smithy, and the whole house creaked and groaned as though it were ready to fall.
“Why! if I don’t think the Devil must have been in that nut,” said the smith.
“So he was; you’re quite right,” said the lad and went away laughing.