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Story Abstract

The Devil and Sarah Jane

told by Beth Heggeness


Story Source Material: Story adaptation from various sources.

Taletype Classification of the Story: Traditional tale that has been adapted from tales with the Aarne-Thompson motif AT 756B "Devil's contract," "Faustian bargain" or "deal with the Devil."

Story Rating: General Audience

Abstract/Summary:

Sarah Jane, a spunky little Southern girl with a penchant for singing and dancing, avoids being scolded and spanked by making a deal with a devil. Later, when her agreed-upon time is up, and it's the day for Sarah Jane to give her soul to the devil, she once again proves that she knows how to make a deal.



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