The Devil and Miss Prym

The Devil and Miss Prym

The Devil and Miss Prym

And a certain ruler asked him, saying, ‘Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?’ And Jesus said unto him, ‘Why callest thou me good? None is good, save one, that is God. — Luke 18:18-19

Even God has a hell: His love of mankind. — Nietzche

For almost fifteen years, old Berta had spent everyday sitting on her doorstep watching the world go by. No one takes much notice as that is what old people do, after all they have little else to do.

Old Berta has her reason, and one day her reason is fulfilled, a stranger walks into the village with a devil at his side.

Dark is the absence of light. Evil the absence of good.

We all have free will. Why do some choose the path of evil?

There are those who choose the path of good as they have heard it is a guaranteed one-way ticket into heaven. But should we not do good for its own sake?

Many keep to the path of good because of fear. Fear of being caught, fear of punishment, fear of what people will say or think.

Why does a just God, a loving God, allow so much suffering in the world?

The stranger wants to put all this to the test. Will the honest, law-abiding, God-fearing villagers of Viscos break one of the Ten Commandments, namely thou shalt not kill, if the reward is high enough? He offers ten bars of gold.

The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho is a battle between good and evil. It is the third book in the And on the Seventh Day trilogy, all the action takes place within seven days. The first two: Veronika Decides to Die and By the River Piedra I sat Down and Wept.

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