June 15th, 1737
Taught in the home of local artist, Wooster Plodmullet this evening. Following the lesson, Mr. Plodmullet unveiled his recently completed masterpiece, still mounted on an easel. It appeared to be an untouched piece of canvas.
"How do you like it?" Wooster proudly asked me.
"Fine...but, what is it?"
"It represents the passage of the children of Israel through the Red Sea!"
"But...where is the Red Sea?" I asked.
"It has been driven back - as related in the book of Exodus, chapter 14 verses 21 and 22."
"And where are the Israelites?"
"They have crossed over."
"What about the pursuing Egyptians? Where are they?"
"They haven't yet arrived."
I began to realize his mind was as blank as the canvas I was viewing.