John and the Herodians - From the What a Strange Little Man Series (Chapter 8, page 1 of 6)


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Chapter 8

"Come on, guys, who is John?" Bill asked. Then his expression changed as if he had just had an epiphany. "Wait! He's the frozen man, isn't he?"

Mary walked back over to the kitchen table with a smile on her face that lit up the room. Her expression was enough to raise questions from Tom and Woody.

"What is it?" they asked in unison.

"It seems we're going to have a child," I said, staggering back to the table.

"Well, that's great!" Tom said.

"Congratulations," Woody exclaimed.

"Yeah, great, it's wonderful," Bill said, a little perturbed by now. "But, WHO IS JOHN?"

We all looked at him as if he had only asked the question once.

"He's one of the original twelve disciples," Woody explained.

Bill's peachy face, once again changed to a ghostly white.

"You're kidding, right?" He asked.

"I'm afraid not, Bill," I started. "He is from the same century as my wife and I."

He thought for a minute and then said, "It has to be God! How else can this be?" His color had returned to his face, which was now intent on seeing John again.

"Would you like to see him, now?" Woody asked grinning, as he pointed the way to the lab.

Woody, Tom, and Bill left the kitchen, leaving Mary and me alone. I put my arms around her waist and pulled her close to me. I looked into her eyes, hoping my gaze revealed my deep love, and explained how I felt about the recent news.

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