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The Legend of the Lincoln Imp

Lincoln Cathedral , England

The Lincoln Imp

During a windy, blowy day, the terrible, disgraceful devil sent the mischievous imp to destroy the huge colossal stone cathedral.

When they went outside, the wind was that strong, it blew them all the way to Lincoln!

Eventually they stopped… they looked up and they were there.
At first they were petrified to go in.
But one of the imps had the courage to swoop in the beige, brown door entering the beautiful cathedral.

As the disgusting, horrible imp became closer and closer to the most important bishop of Lincolnshire, the disgraceful imp attempted to trip up the strange bishop, by swinging his tail as rapid as he could!
The ancient bishop fell to the hard concrete floor and started to sulk.

After that the nasty, evil imp came across another obstacle, the dean.
While the dean was minding his own business, the embarrassing imp shoved and knocked the obese dean over!
Afterwards the imp just stood and chuckled cheekily.

Having decided the crawl imp resolved to tease and aggravate the polite vergers and the pleasant choir.

Deviously the ugly, crazy imp started to smash the clear windows.
Suddenly… the angel told him to stop.
But he didn’t, he was promptly turned to stone by the friendly, polite and gorgeous angels.

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I am not sure of these 2 myths, but I remember something about the imp being punished for what he did & he was turned to stone & nailed to a door forever being a door knocker. If anyone remembers this one please let me know. Please! 15th August 2017
My grandmother always had a little door knocker on her bedroom door that she called a "Wigan Imp", the story was that the little imp had been sent to do mischief, but had had second thoughts and did good instead, and was then given permission to perch on the church roofline forever. Supposed to be good luck if you rub his tummy. I have the original knocker, and another one my mother brought back for me when she went to England. Anyone know this legend?
4th July 2017
This helped my 7 year old sister oh I went when I was seven I still remember even tho I am 11 9th December 2016
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