…Abadel’s soul escaped from his body: it flew about the scene
of slaughter and eventually settled on the tree of life, where it
assumed the form of a serpent and coiled itself about the trunk.
Abadel’s blood lay bubbling and seething where it had been spilled.
“What have you done ? ” cried Yva.
“Look, I am a god, I am stronger than Abadel, you are
now mine alone to treasure and my heart is gladdened.”
Yva yielded to Abadam and they lay together until the cool of day.