1. At last one came running, and told them all was lost: that the powers of darkness had besieged the Heavenly Mansions, that Odin was to die, and evil triumph.

    — 

    “I have been grossly deceived,” cried the virtuous person.

    “All is lost now,” said the priest.

    “I wonder if it is too late to make it up with the devil?” said the virtuous person.

    “Oh, I hope not,” said the priest. “And at any rate we can but try. But what are you doing with your axe?” says he to the rover.

    “I am off to die with Odin,” said the rover.

    Fables - XVII. - Faith, Half Faith and No Faith At All. (by Robert Louis Stevenson)

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