Never so strange a prophet came up to Jerusalem." "And what harm in that?" I demanded, driven against my will to take the part of the fisherman. "Have I not wine-guzzled a-plenty and passed strange nights in all the provinces? The man is a man, and his ways are men's ways, else am I a madman, which I here deny." Miriam shook her head as she spoke. "He is not mad. Worse, he is dangerous.