An excerpt from an interlude, part of a work-in-progress
And all things good and all things beautiful,
and Man, above all these things, he hated.
Then slithered he into the tree,
And in the darkness waited.
Images: Garden of Eden, by Izaak van Oosten, Wikimedia Commons, public domain. Two images from Milton’s Paradise Lost, illustrated by Gustav Doré. Wikimedia Commons, public domain. Adam and Eve (and someone else), by Jean François de Troy, Wikimedia Commons, public domain.
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