The Mission Of Evil

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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.