The Garden of Eden remained upon the earth long after man had become an outcast from its pleasant paths. The fallen race was long permitted to gaze upon the home of innocence, their entrance barred only by the watching angels.

At the cherubim-guarded gate of Paradise the divine glory was revealed. Here came Adam and his sons to worship God. Here they renewed their vows of obedience to that law the transgression of which had banished them from Eden.

When the tide of iniquity overspread the world, and the wickedness of men determined their destruction by a flood of waters, the hand that had planted Eden withdrew it from the earth…

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