“It is time,” said the first voice.
..“Do you really think so?” asked a second voice.
….“Indeed, it is time,” said a third.
..“And how shall we proceed?” asked the second voice.
“A child has been born,” said the first voice, “and chosen. He will serve our purposes quite nicely.”
….“He will know the purpose, and recognize the time, even if he does not know the why of it,” said the third voice.
..“So be it,” said the second voice.
And there was silence and agreement and it was begun.