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"All Hell Broke Loose"

(Magill's Quotations in Context)

Context: During the night of the day upon which he discovers Paradise, Satan assumes the shape of a toad, to squat by the ear of sleeping Eve and place dreams into her mind. Satan is discovered in his evil work by two angels of the heavenly guard, Ithuriel and Zephon. They take him, once again in his own shape, to be questioned by the archangel Gabriel, who is the commander of the guard of angels God has placed in Eden. In disdainful tones Gabriel speaks insultingly to Satan, who has questioned the reason for his being taken into custody. Gabriel taunts Satan with having deserted the host of rebel...

(The entire section is 214 words.)