Matías Jiménez said that it has fought with the devil inside the mine. He is mining old of Abralaite. They have seen it the partners to make gestures with the arms and the hands, but they didn't see with who it fought.
They say that the bad appears inside, in the mines, Some miners leave to the encounter, but other you loquean. They say that appears in foreman's form. They say that also in rooster form and of pig, and that the miners run.
The old Matías Jiménez counted me that to him they sent it to work to a solitary place, inside the mine. Then he crossed, after two hours. And when crossing there was a chimney that lowered of up that didn't have stairway, neither anything. And it distinguished that a light came. And then, already when it was in address, he saw that a man lowered, with boots and country as the engineers they use, with helmet and with lamp. What appeared, already when
It was close he spoke to it of the last name. And he waited, and it distinguished that I eat to fifteen meters it distinguished that a boot was colored and the other green, and the nose had very long. Then that if it has scared, newly, and he went back a little behind, and there that it was divided in two races the mine, and he wanted to take for the other one, of where this was, already if he had given bill that he was the devil. And he walked as ten meters and entered that he had enough a blow I gave behind, in the back. And he fell. It was sleeping four hours and with the head hung in a mailbox to toss materials. When he has wakened up, the head was hanging it stops inside. And him later that the lamp was looked for. In that time we didn't use lamp to carbide and it was out. But he has been given bill. It took out the matches and it fastened it to the lamp. And if it has felt half sick and afraid. And then he returned to the place where it was before and it didn't take neither thirty meters, and another time it collides him again. And there he had wanted to make him a contract, if he wanted to win silver or another thing. And he has told him that it signs him with the blood. And he answered him bad and if they grabbed to fight to fists. And it had already lost the tools because it was half disoriented. And the uncle has told him that the one that took out blood to the other one, won. If it took out him blood he, ate it, and if to the uncle it took out him blood he, was in the wealth. He doesn't know how long they have fight, but he knows that a lot of time. He said that he didn't know if it was as a dream the form that has fought.
All the miners of the mine came out it didn't arrive, he didn't leave to eat lunch. And there not more they have looked for it again. And then they say that they came speaking, and they screamed. And there they have seen it fight. But when they lacked ten or fifteen meters more or less, the devil disappeared and he was just a stone that didn't speak.
- What happens, Jiménez? - they told him.
He didn't answer anything.
It was cold, with the eyes like a two of gold that were wanted to leave, like to explode. And they took out it raised. They have taken out it bitten and that he didn't speak.
They say that the devil disappeared and it has not returned.
This has passed many years ago in the Mine of Abralaite and all the old miners know it.