John and the Herodians - From the What a Strange Little Man Series (Chapter 5, page 2 of 3)

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Chapter 5

"And what has made you the expert all of a sudden?" Woody asked as he grabbed the object.

As he lifted the cylinder from the table, a man's calm but authoritative voice was heard to say, "Lay it at the feet of my servant, John."

At the sound of the voice we stood very still for a few moments; then Tom spoke.

"Okay, that was weird," He said.

"I agree, but nevertheless we better obey the voice," I said as I looked at Woody.

"You're the resident spiritual man, Michael. Let's do it," He said.

We walked back into the room where John was, and laid the cylinder at his feet. We all stepped back and watched. Nothing happened.

"Oh well," Tom said, "We did our part."

"That we did," Mary said, "Let's go back to bed."

"Not me," Tom said, "But I will go for some more coffee."

"Good idea, Tom," said Woody, "Let's go to the kitchen."

We walked to the kitchen and sat around the table. For a long time we simply stared at each other or the liquid in our cups. Reflecting on the dream that fore-told our arrival here, I was sure the cylinder was involved; even though I don't remember seeing it in my dream.

"We all heard the voice, right?" Tom asked.

We all nodded affirmatively. There was no question we all felt the same about what we heard and did.

"The arrival of the cylinder is certainly a mystery, and the voice only makes it more intriguing," Woody offered.

"I still can't help but feel it is significant to John's present state of being," I said.

"I agree," Woody said.

"Otherwise we wouldn't have been instructed to place it next to him, right?" Mary interjected.

"Correct," Woody started. "Strange as it may seem, I'm convinced it will aid us in reviving John."

"I guess there is no way to determine the time frame," I said, tired from the long day.

"I'm afraid not, Michael. There have been too many failures in this field for me to risk reviving him without some outside intervention," Woody explained.

Mary slid here chair closer to mine. I could tell she was bothered by all of this.

"Are you all right, Mary?" Tom asked.

"I'm just a little tired. The past few years have really been full of revelation," She said.

"Revelation?" Tom asked.

"Yes. The things we have experienced are not possible according to man's knowledge," Mary said.

"I certainly can't think of anyone who has traveled through time," Tom said in jest.

"Or found a man cryogenically preserved from a time era long before technology even considered the possibility," Woody added.

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