In yet another story from the Golden Legend, a different Jewish merchant,
hearing about the saint's power, sets up a statue of Nicholas in his house.
Whenever he has to leave home he orders the statue to guard his house,
threatening it with a beating if any harm should befall his goods. Coming
home from one trip to find he has been burgled, he carries out his threat,
beating the statue. The saint then appears to the robbers as they are
dividing up the loot, complaining that he is being beaten on their behalf
and ordering them to return the stolen goods forthwith. They do as commanded,
returning all his property to the Jew and telling him about their vision.
Moved by this miracle, the theives mend their ways and the Jew converts.