A collection of stories recounting Irish encounters with the Devil. Whether one is a night-rambler, a fisherman, a gambler or a plain ordinary farmer, there are certain things one does not do, certain conventions that must be obeyed, such as not fishing on Good Friday or talking to spectral figure in graveyards in the dead hours of the night. But sadly, common sense cannot always be depended upon. People get themselves into dangerous predicaments in spite of all warnings. The only trouble is that when the cause of trouble id the Devil, the consequences for the luckless victim are very serious indeedunless he has the presence of mind to beat the Evil One.