He exhorts — you boys, to learn this lesson, «If you do not take the first drink, you will not be tempted to take the second.» And if you take the first drink do not take the second or the monster will have done its work and will surely lead you to a third and a fourth and to associate with the inmates of taverns until you are committed to prison, executed in the gallows, a cripple (like Doner) or to a drunkard's grave.
Filth, drunkenness, crime and blasphemy, Doner writes, are the rewards for stepping in this Snare of the Devil. — Summary by Curt Walton
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