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The Book of Nod
Actual text.


Preface, by Aristotle de Laurent.


The First Times
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The Coming of Lilith
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The Temptation of Caine
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Zillah's Tale
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Tale of the First City
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"I know your story, Caine of Nod,"
She said, smiling.
"You are hungry. Come! I have food.
You are cold. Come! I have clothes.
You are sad. Come! I have comfort."

"Who would comfort one so Cursed as I?
Who would clothe me?
Who would feed me?"

"I am your Father's first wife,
who disagreed with the One Above
and gained Freedom in the Darkness.
I am Lilith.

Once, I was cold, and there was no warmth
for me.
Once, I was hungry, and there was no food
for me.
Once, I was sad, and there was no comfort
for me."

She took me in, she fed me.
She clothed me.
In her arms, I found comfort.
I cried until blood
trickled from my eyes
and she kissed them away.