Do you remember the story of Martin Luther,

when Satan came to him, as he thought, with a

long, black roll of sins which truly might make a

swaddling band for the round world? To the

arch-enemy, Luther said,

"Yes, I must own them all. Have you any


So the foul fiend went his way, and brought

another long roll; and Martin Luther said,-

"Yes, I must own them all. Have you any


The accuser of the brethren, being expert at the

business, soon supplied him with a further length

of charges, till there seemed to be no end to it.

Martin waited till no more were forthcoming,

and then he cried,-

"Have you any more?"

"Were these not enough?"

"Aye, that they were. But," said Martin

Luther, "write at the bottom of the whole account,

'The blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth from all sin.'"