And it came to pass that
at the appointed time, they left to worship in the House of God.
And, lo, the serpent came with the night, with the rain and the thunder, and found the nest.
And he climbed with evil in his heart, and approached the nest, and did eat of the babes therein.
And upon their return, the people found the broken nest
and the serpent, who was content in his evil and unrepentant in his action.
And the rain fell all night long.
From Writings on God and Nature, The House of Hilton