had two sons, Cain and Able. The night before they were to make offerings
to God, she had a disturbing dream. She saw a bleeding lamb on Able's
alter and white roses that he had planted were suddenly full blown
and red. The vision further unfolded to show a shepherd in long white
robes wearing a wreath of red roses and playing a lute.
The next day Eve watched her sons make their sacrifices. Later as
darkness fell she went to find them and the vision returned. This
time she saw that the fires on the two alters had burnt out and the
bodies of the lambs were charred and broken. From a cave near by came
roaring's of despair that she knew to be the voice of Cain.
And before his younger
brothers alter lay the most pitiful sacrifice of all; the body of
Able, cold and rigid. His blood be splattered all the roses he had
Eve sank upon
the body of her son and again the vision of the night returned, she
saw the shining figure again but this time Able was the shepherd playing