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Full text of "The Note Books Of Samuel Butler"

236              Titles and Subjects

greater and greater, and he determines to see the Devil
again.

The upshot of it all is that the Devil turns out to have
been Christ who has a dual life and appears sometimes as
Christ and sometimes as the Devil.*

* Butler gave this as a subject to Mr. E. P. Larken who made it into
a short story entitled " The Priest's Bargain/' which appeared in the
Pall Mall Magazine, May, 1897.