FOURTH PROPHECY. Throughout the remainder of the year there was huge relief in the village. architectsforsocialhousing.co.uk/2022/01/10/the…
2. They had sacrificed their best bull, given away half their sheep, and handed their coins and jewels, their richest cloth and least trinket, and the wealth they had stored for their children’s future to the Soothsayer— but the village still stood against the wrath of the gods.
3. Now, surely, their future was assured! They could work and save for another bull, breed more sheep and build up their lost wealth.
4. Their children would never see the future they had planned for them, nor, perhaps, their children’s children; but when the villagers who were now living were dead, their great-grand-children would still have the village!
5. But as dusk rose in the valley one cold Winter’s night, a figure appeared on the brow of the hill.
6. It was the Soothsayer that the villagers now called Lord, and this time he came not alone but with a company of armed guards, among whom the villagers recognised many of their former friends and members of their families.
7. ‘God-fearing people of the village!’ the Soothsayer cried in a loud voice, and all the guards clashed their spears against their shields.
8. Some of the villagers began to protest, but the guards grabbed them from among the others and slew them there in the village square where the bull had been sacrificed, the sheep gathered and the chests piled high with the former wealth of the village.
9. ‘God-fearing people of the village!’, the Soothsayer cried again, and this time the village was silent. ‘Have I not returned just in time? Do we not see here the origin and cause of the ills which, alas, still afflict you?’
10. For see, the Winter is drawing in, and many shall die if you do not heed my commands. I have spoken to the god of winter, and he is wroth with you! For though many have obeyed the gods of nature, still some among you doubt my words.’
11. A murmur of assent ran through the crowd of villagers, and following it a wave of fear — though of what exactly none yet knew. Some began to pick up sticks and clubs that lay nearby.
12. Others ran to their farms and returned with pitchforks, hammers, scythes and axes. Still others picked up stones and flaming brands from a fire that the guards had kindled in the village square.
13. ‘And where are these accursed few,’ cried the Soothsayer, ‘whose selfish acts alone place your village — nay, your very lives in peril? Tell me! Show me where they are, and be avenged upon these murderers!’
14. At this the entire crowd of villagers pointed as if with one finger to the stockades whose prisoners had so swelled in number that the fences that enclosed them now ringed the entire village.
15. ‘There! There they are!’ the villagers cried with one voice. ‘Murderers and Unbelievers among us! We must purge ourselves of those whose lack of faith threatens all our futures. Kill them! Kill them! Kill them all!’
16. Few would speak afterwards of what was done that night in the stockades, where the formerly warm firelight from the village homesteads did not reach. But all agreed that the guards of the Soothsayer who all now called ‘King’ had no part in it — having, indeed, no need to.
17. For no more terrible revenge could be taken than that enacted by the villagers themselves. And as the morning light dawned red on the cold dew, they barely noticed that the village still stood, and the wrath of the winter god had been appeased, saving them all from disaster.

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