The Devil and Daniel WebsterDVD - 2003
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Jabez Stone (getting his livestock to settle his debts with Miser Stevens): "How'd you know to have the calf ready, Ma?" Ma Stone: "I just figured you didn't have any money..." Jabez Stone: "Yes, and you figured right, con-sarn-it..." Ma Stone: "That's a word you're too free with lately, Jabez! Con-sarn-this! Con-sarn-that!" Jabez Stone: "But it helps, sometimes, to say it, Ma!" Ma Stone: "All right, son... If it helps..."
Jabez Stone (on the barn floor, giddily hoarding the pile of gold coins): "It's mine! It's mine!" Mr. Scratch: "Yes, that's right, Mr. Stone... Oh, uh... There is just, one little formality... I would like your signature... here... See?" (hands him his contract) "And when it's done, it's done for seven years! ...It's our usual form... Of course, we can take up the question of renewal, in due time..." Jabez Stone: "What does it mean here, about my soul?" Mr. Scratch: "Why should that worry you? A soul? A soul is nothing. Can you see it, smell it, touch it? No. This soul, *your* soul, are nothing against seven years of good luck. You'll have money and all that money can buy!" (snickers)
Jabez Stone: "You promised me happiness; love; friendship!" Mr. Scratch: "Just a minute. I promised you money and *all* that money could buy. I don't recall any other obligations. But, uh, well let's, uh, let's look at the contract, hmm?"
Daniel Webster (on dealing with Mr. Scratch): "...How long do we have to wait?" Jabez Stone: "Til midnight..." Daniel Webster: "Oh, that's fine... Then we have time to christen a jug! ...Old Medford rum... now there's nothing like it. You know? Somehow or other, waiting becomes wonderfully shorter with a jug. I saw an inchworm once take a drop of this and he stood right up on his hind legs and bit a bee... Will ya have a nip?" Jabez Stone (pacing back and forth frantically): "No, there's no joy in it for me." Daniel Webster: "Oh, come, come now... Just because you sold your soul to the devil -- that needn't make you a teetotaler!" Jabez Stone (after a loud noise): "Hurry Mr. Webster! Hurry! While you still have time!" Daniel Webster: "Now, now... I never left a jug or a case half-finished in all my life..."
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