The Revolutionists

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"Those are come hither also, who have turned the world upside down."

THERE was a man who wished to turn the world upside down. So, when he had: taken the lever of discontent, he made a fulcrum in the land of dreams, and pushed. Because there was nothing to resist him, hi seemed to do great work. But the world turned on its way, and does not even re member him.

There was a man who wished to turn the world upside down. And, when he had taken the lever, he laid hold upon a star for a fulcrum. But, when he began to push, the star was so far from the world that he got no power at all; and his heart broke with the straining. And he also is forgotten.

There was a man who wished to turn the world upside down. He found the lever and used a balloon for a fulcrum. It was made of pride, and varnished with self-conceit; when he pushed upon the lever, the balloon burst, and the man fell. And only hell remembers him. There was a man who wished to turn the world upside down. When he had taken the lever, he rested it upon the sands of self-interest, and many came and helped him, and pushed mightily upon it; but the sands slipped , and the world rolled on and crushed the man. And the memory of him rots. There was a man who wished to turn the world upside down. And, when he had taken the lever, he planted it upon the Rock of Righteousness; and, when he found that the world was stronger than he, he allied himself with the powers of the Kingdom that is at hand. Therefore, when he pushed, the whole round world was overturned.

The world forgets him, like the rest; but his name is written in the Book of God's Remembrances.