Tonight I watched President Trump's speech where he quoted from The Snake:
On her way to work one morning, down the path along the lake, a tender-hearted woman saw a poor, half-frozen snake,” Trump began. “His pretty-colored skin had been frosted with the dew. ‘Oh well,’ she cried, ‘I’ll take you in and I’ll take care of you. "Take me in tender woman Take me in, for heaven's sake Take me in, tender woman," sighed the snake.
Now she wrapped him all cozy in a coverture of silk
And then laid him by the fireside with some honey and some milk
Now she hurried home from work that night as soon as she arrived
She found that pretty snake she'd taken to had been revived
"Take me in, oh tender woman Take me in, for heaven's sake
Take me in, tender woman," sighed the snake.
She clutched him to her bosom, "You're so beautiful," she cried
"But if I hadn't brought you in, by now you might have died"
Now she stroked his pretty skin again and then kissed and held him tight But instead of saying thanks, the snake gave her a vicious bite! "Take me in, oh tender woman Take me in for heaven's sake Take me in, tender woman," sighed the snake.
"Now I saved you," cried the woman And you've bit me, even why?
And you know your bite is poisonous and now I'm going to die"
"Ah shut up, silly woman," said that reptile with a grin
"Now you knew damn well I was a snake before you brought me in!"
I could have sworn that Anton LaVey told a variation of this poem in The Satanic Witch. I looked through my copy though and could not find it at a glance.
Does anyone know if he did use this parable in The Satanic Witch or any of his other books?