About St Nicholas - Day 9
As well as sailors, Nicholas is also associated with children. Another story tells of how a young boy from Myra (called in some versions Deus Dedit - ‘God Gave’) was captured by Arab pirates on St Nicholas’s feast day. He was made into a slave and had to serve the king of a distant land, pouring him wine from a golden cup. A year later, while the boy’s parents prayed, Saint Nicholas appeared before him and whisked him through the sky. The parents were amazed – and so was the king – because the boy was still holding the golden cup!