Wicked Jack is meaner than a rattlesnake. One day, Saint Peter visits him in the Great Dismal Swamp, and Jack is nicer than usual. To reward him, Saint Peter grants him three wishes. True to his nature, Jack comes up with three mean things: that his rocking chair will keep a-rocking once someone sits in it, that anybody touching his sledgehammer will stick to it like glue, and that whoever falls into the firebush in front of Jack's shop will get stuck in the middle. What happens when Jack uses his wishes on two small devils, and finally the Devil himself, results in Jack's being turned away at the gates of both Heaven and Hell. To this day, he's still wandering around Dismal Swamp with a lump of coal. Some say this explains the origin of jack-o'-lanterns.