II. The Temptation
Eve has just received the forbidden fruit from the serpent, who is here, as well as in most ancient representations of the subject, depicted with a female human face. She holds it up to Adam, and entices him to gather more of it from the tree.

Text from the 1947 Sylvan Press edition


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