Once upon a time lived a man starving continually, he was Starving Matthias. In his great misery he nearly hanged himself when he met the devil. He managed to swindle a quintal of gold out of the devil. Later on the devils wanted to get back the gold but Starving Matthias outwitted them at all times. He starved never again. When he died the devils did not dare to receive him into the hell but St. Peter did not receive him into the heaven even. Since that time Starving Matthias has been sitting .