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A Persian colporteur was accosted by a man who asked him if he had a right to sell Bibles. “Why, yes,” he answered, “we are allowed to sell these books anywhere in the country!” The man looked puzzled, and asked, “How is it, then, that you are always surrounded by soldiers? I planned 3 times to attack you, and each time, seeing the soldiers, I left you alone. Now, I no longer want to harm you.” Were these soldiers heavenly beings?