In the day of the pale horse
‘What about competition?’
‘From other foragers.’
He shook his red locks; his hair was long but well combed.
‘It’s a lonely part, this. I don’t get many visitors. Those that come are welcome to what there is. I bring the food up as I want it. And the coal. I know a place where there’s a regular mine of it. The old station goods yards. They had a load in when the Almighty called Time.’
‘That, too. The Lord’s provided very well for His servant. Not more than five minutes’ away, just about where Woolworth’s used to be, I found this stream gushing out of the earth. A good head of water, and it’s still flowing.’
‘Is it all right for drinking?’
‘You’re thinking about the bodies? I thought of that, too, but it was a weakness of faith. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption. I Corinthians 15: 42. If the Lord God preserves a man, in the day of the pale horse, shall he fear any evil? That was in the beginning, of course. Now I boil water before I drink it. The Lord does His part, but He expects us to do ours.’