When Noah began planting, Satan came, stationed himself before him, and asked, “What are you planting?” Noah: “A vineyard.” […] Satan: “Will you agree to let both of us plant it together?” Noah: “Very well.”
What did Satan do? He brought an ewe lamb and slaughtered it over a vine. After that, he brought a lion, which he likewise slaughtered. Then a monkey, which he slaughtered over it. Finally a pig, which he again slaughtered over that vine. And with all the blood that dripped from them, he watered the vineyard.
The charade was Satan’s way of saying that when a man drinks one cup of wine, he acts like an ewe lamb, humble and meek. When he drinks tow, he immediately believe himself to be as strong as a lion and proceeds to brag mightily […] When he drinks three or four cups, he becomes like a monkey, hopping about giggling, and uttering obscenities in public, without realizing what he is doing. Finally, […] he is a like a pig, wallowing in mire and coming to rest among refuse.
All the above befell Noah.
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