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p. 70


"Now again they told him that they would take up their journey and as they went they drew near to the house of the punisher. As they went over the broad road they walked well on the sides for the path was very stony. Now, strange, this was true; some great force seemed pushing them onward toward the house of the punisher. 1 Soon they began to inhale heated air and soon they heard the far away echoes of mournful cries borne on the blasts of the hot wind. At times the air was suffocating and the cries of the doomed were distressing."

So he said. Eniaiehuk.


70:1 The prophet here alludes to the ease with which one may glide over the broad road. "it is no work to sin," says the preacher, "or the devil furnishes the legs for you."

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