One night I dreamed I was walking Along the beach
with the Dark Emperor.Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were
two sets of footprints. Other times there were one set of footprints.
This bothered me because I noticed that During the low periods of my life
when I was Suffering from anguish, sorrow, or defeat, I could see only
one set of footprints, So I said to the Dark Emperor, "You promised me,
Dark Lord, that if I followed You, You would walk with me always. But I
noticed that during the most trying periods Of my life there have only
been One set of prints in the sand. Why, When I have needed You most,
You have not been there for me?" The Dark Emperor replied, "The times
when you have seen only one set of footprints Is when I was busy carrying
you, while I destroyed and then drank the blood of your