As I walked through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place where was a den, and laid me down in that place to sleep; and as I slept, I dreamed a dream. I dreamed, and behold, I saw a man clothed with rags, standing in a certain place, with his face from his own house, a book in his hand, and a great burden upon his back.
|Plate 1 of Pilgrim's Progress|
Under the bed is a sleeping lion
(Look at the little girl)
The book was of course the Bible; look at this:
"I looked and saw him open the book, and read therein; and as he read, he wept and trembled; and not being able longer to contain, he brake out with a lamentable cry, saying, “What shall I do?”
When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?"
He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
These biblical quotations supposedly appear throughout the story.