The newest testament, according to the enlightened San Tronco part 98

It took half a day and then the path led to a plain, a plain that at the end was interrupted by the path that climbed up again, further to the mountain ridges and peaks. Metusalem no longer walked, he now dragged on and he recognized the place from his dreams and gave a sigh of relief. He sank down beside a rock and let the sun ...

The newest testament, according to the enlightened San Tronco part 108

Lou emptied the last traps and the twisting eels lay at the bottom of his boat. The moon was good and that always affected the catch. Now he picked up one of the umbrellas where short lines with hooks hung from each truss. He had carefully pricked the bait around the hooks, otherwise the eels would not bite. He could not complai...

The newest testament, according to the enlightened San Tronco part 103

It was early in the morning when Samaul left his house and the streets of the Atlantii were still deserted. The light mist drew up, "like smoke blowing over the land," he thought grimly, the time that such phrases had held a hold on him was forever behind him. It seemed an eternity ago that he had been a watcher, a son of Ra. He...

The newest testament, according to the enlightened San Tronco part 104

'What about the travel portal after the entry,' the supervisor wanted to know? "We can test that out at any time, Lord," replied the chief of the technical service. The highest board committee, Hosannah in the highest, "sat in the conference room. 'What is sensible,' asked the supervisor, 'how much time between impact and cleans...

The newest testament, according to the enlightened San Tronco part 56

The desert was a savage plain with the occasional hill or rock formation, ravines with beds of dried rivers. Here you encountered all the critters, the scorpions, the snakes, the desert rats. The image resounded old westerns where actors on horses chased after a stagecoach. That image must have registered by several people, beca...

Follow the hand that points, the story behind Jihad, 100

The Prelate of Opus, the powerful analytical tool of the Holy Father in Rome, rearranged his notes before the main cardinals were to enter the meeting hall in the old Belgian abbey. He lowered the light to an ominous dim and pulled his monks hood some what over his eyes. Now the heavy refectory table was only sparsely lit by thr...

Follow the hand that points, the story behind Jihad 134

Professor Boismont shut his system down and went to the sliding glass doors of the raised computer room in the catacombs. Behind him stood the 360-65 humming and whirrring and pounding and sending looping messages into the world, with each loop a variation of the Jewish tribes, the Hopis and the clay table of Panaha. He waved to...

The newest testament, according to the enlightened San Tronco part 94

Not many people had come to the service and the funeral of Michel was humble. The coffin was carried past the cauldron in the square where the guards were again stirring in the big pot and a small line of villagers was forming for their free 'food and drinks from De Enoch'. "Do not you see how that rotten drink affects people," ...

The newest testament, according to the enlightened San Tronco part 90

Ricardo raised his arm and spoke in a solemn voice, "Blessed are those who are in the Enoch," and he touched his forehead. " The muttering chorus in the church replied, and "Blessed is the Enoch in his splendor." Even Linda had touched her forehead, 'you get that when you go into the crowd,' I thought, 'then the crowd dictates t...

The newest testament, according to the enlightened San Tronco part 93

The men had arrived in the hamlet and they attracted the attention with their jute clothes when they got off the bus. A large cauldron was placed in the center of the square on top of some crushed branches and jerry cans of water were thrown in. "We have been sent by the Enoch," said Roberto, who was the greatest of the jute men...

The newest testament, according to the enlightened San Tronco part 60

There was a gigantic screen on the stage with vague images being projected on it of previous concerts, it was still too light however to make out what was really shown, but the music was good and formed the atmosphere. The whole stadium had a blue floor, which made it surrealistic. To protect the grass a blue plastic cover had b...