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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 87

Its Song of Joy and Pain

Its Song of Joy and Pain.

as though the thorn already touched its heart. They were married by the Supreme Brahma, and he said to them, "Remain here, you must never leave this island." "Well, after a little while the man—and his name was Adami, and the woman's name was Heva—said to Heva, "I believe I'll look about a little." He wanted to go west. He went to the western extremity of the island where there was a little narrow neck of land connecting it with the mainland, and the devil, who is always playing pranks with us, produced a mirage, and when he looked over to the mainland, such hills and vales, such dells and dales, such mountains crowned with snow, such cataracts clad in hows of glory did he see there that he went hack and told Heva, "The country over there is a thousand times better than this, let us migrate." She, like every other woman that ever lived, said, "Let well enough alone, we have all we want, let us stay here." But he said, "No, let us go." So she followed him, and when they came to this narrow neck of land, he took her on his back like a gentleman, and carried her over. But the moment they got over