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The Devil and Daniel Webster by TormentedArtifacts The Devil and Daniel Webster by TormentedArtifacts
"Well, I never yet heard of the dev -- of your claiming American citizenship," said Dan'l Webster with surprise.

"And who with better right?" said the stranger, with one of his terrible smiles. "When the first wrong was done to the first Indian, I was there. When the first slaver put out for the Congo, I stood on her deck. Am I not in your books and stories and beliefs, from the first settlements on? Am I not spoken of, still, in every church in New England? 'Tis true the North claims me for a Southerner, and the South for a Northerner, but I am neither. I am merely an honest American like yourself-and of the best descent-for, to tell the truth, Mr. Webster, though I don't like to boast of it, my name is older in this country than yours."

"Aha!" said Dan'l Webster, with the veins standing out in his forehead. "Then I stand on the Constitution! I demand a trial for my client!"

"The case is hardly one for an ordinary court," said the stranger, his eyes flickering. "And, indeed, the lateness of the hour-"

"Let it be any court you choose, so it is an American judge and an American jury!" said Dan'l Webster in his pride. "Let it be the quick or the dead; I'll abide the issue!"


-The Devil And Daniel Webster, Stephen Vincent Benet [link]


Work done entirely in Photoshop CS3, all source images are public domain, or have been allowed for commercial use.


And for those wondering, that would indeed be none other than the infamous mug of John Scalzi ( [link] ) playing the part of Old Scratch in this. The author did indeed give permission for his satanic likeness to be used in this image.

Also, for the OHMYGOD TONS of you coming over from Scalzi's blog- Hiya! Feel free to take a look around here in general- if you like this piece, there's a good number of ones in a similar style to this that you may enjoy as well.
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Mihi-Cura-Futuri Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Student
Oh, this is a match I have to see. :)
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TheFabMachine Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Did you know the devil is also pretty good at the fiddle?
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TormentedArtifacts Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh, trust me, I'm aware.
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TheFabMachine Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
lol!
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EBONY-BANDERSNATCH Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
The devil is a literary titan?
NEAT
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TormentedArtifacts Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh hell yes. Considering the volumes of work dedicated or inspired by the devil? Hell, he's got more press than most deities.
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animePiMP92 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
LOLZ I really like this. Tis funny. =D
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TormentedArtifacts Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Excellent.
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animePiMP92 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
Yes yes it is. I would have gone see the showdown. If It happened during our literary life times. XP
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savageworlds Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
Clever! (loved the Charlie Daniels credit;))

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"In heaven all the interesting people are missing."
-(Friedrich Nietzsche)
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