The Mission Of Evil
You tempt men to sin," said I to the Devil.
"Not so," said the Devil to me. "Men desire the apples of Sodom, which I give to them, that by eating, they may find that they are filled with ashes."
"You are a bad paymaster," said I to the Devil.
"I am no paymaster," said the Devil to me, "for it is written,' they shall eat of the fruit of their own way.' I only take care that they do."
"You trouble the world," said I to the Devil.
"Nay, I am the left hand of God," said the Devil.