An ordinary man came to a deep mountain lake one Summer and sat to rest.
He saw his reflection in the water and conceived a God.
He returned in Winter, looked at the snow covered ice and conceived a Devil.
The following Spring he returned; rejoiced at seeing his reflection again and met his Devil.
In the Fall he went again to the lake.
This time he brought his family and many of his neighbours.
They built a fire on the shore to melt the ice nearby and began to dance when they saw their reflections as they had been promised by the extraordinary man.
Presently a wind blew across the lake and threatened their fire.
The dancers went out on the ice in a semi-circle to shield the flame, broke through and met God.
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Michael Hawes was born in Texas, raised in Louisiana and lives in British Columbia.