41And it came to pass that the Log was stolen by demons of the seventh hell, calling themselves Engineers, who came clothed in blood, riding before the storm. They desecrated the Log, and profaned its sacred surface with crude engravings.
42And the Log was recovered, but hidden from the flock, lest the weak be tormented by the blasphemy and despair of mathematics. For forty months, the Log remained hidden deep within the Temple of Mathematics.
43And the Lord God was displeased that His people should suffer such and know not the beauty of the Log.
44And it came to pass that at dawn of the first day of the fortieth month, the Savant Stanton did appear in a vision most holy before the high priests of Mathematics.
45And he spake unto them, saying, Be not afraid, for the Lord God knows of the plight of His people, and that the tribulations through which they have passed have been only that they may grow stronger before him.
46And he instructed them to take the Log in secret deep into the wilderness to the north of the Temple.
47So the faithful did take the Log north, where they journeyed for seven days. And on the seventh night, as one priest kept watch whilst the others slept, the Log did vanish from its sacred casings.
48And as the high priests rose to seek the Log lest they once again lose its holy beauty, the were bathed in a bright radiance from the air itself, and its brilliance blinded them. When again they could see, they rejoiced, for before them was the Log, cleansed of the unholy sacrilege which had marred it.
49For upon its surface was written in letters of flame a blessing of Mathematics.
50And they rejoiced, saying, Truly, O Lord, we thank you, for you have shown mercy and brought to us great beauty that is the Log.
51And it was then that they realised that they were not alone, for they realised they were not alone, but surrounded by creatures with wings of black feathers and garments black as pitch and eyes that shone with a fury unmatched by any they had seen before, and the priests quailed in fear, believing them to be Engineers.
52And the priests despaired that the Log should be again desecrated on the very eve of its Resurrection.
52But one of the creatures spoke, saying, Fear not, for we are servants of the Lord God, and we are not come to harm you. 53The Lord God is a loving God, and He would not have His people despair again at the loss of the Log. 54And therefore He has sent us to watch over the Log and remain ever vigilant lest the Engineers again attempt to mar its sacred surface, and to bring down His wrath upon any who should so try.
55And as the priests watched, the angels did come forth unto the light of the Log, and their wings did vanish and their eyes did calm and their robes did gain colour and become as the vestments of the priests themselves.
56And so the high priests and the angels did journey back through the wilderness, until at dawn of the seventh day they did see before them the Temple of Mathematics.
57And before the temple the faithful had gathered, for the Savant Stanton did speak to them in their dreams, and tell them to climb the steps of the temple and see their the miracles their Lord had worked.
58And the high priests did cry out, saying, Lo and behold, our God is a mighty God indeed, and a loving God, for He has restored to His flock the Natural Log.
59And the people did rejoice and know that all was well.