During this process all those elements which he deemed common and insignificant fell out of the scene. "He stole!" I turned it over--I tried to be more judicial. He came to the woman, the weaker vessel, and poured the poison of his eloquence into her ear, promising her--O, the blasphemy of that promise!--that if she and Adam ate of the forbidden fruit they would become as gods, nay as God Himself. But the roads must be knee-deep.