When Ulysses was passing in his ship the island of the Sirens (sea-nymphs) he filled the ears of his seamen with wax so that they would not hear their music, and had himself bound to the mast so that he would not be tempted to yield to their attractions. (Heb. 11. 24-27) 25.
Rowland Hill began a sermon. 'The other day I saw a drove of pigs following a man. This excited my curiosity so much that I determined to follow. To my surprise I saw them follow him to the slaughterhouse, so I said to the man, "My friend, how did you induce those pigs to follow you here?" "I had a basket of beans," said the man. "I dropped a few as I came along, and so they followed me for the beans"?' (1 John 5. 19; 2. 15, 16; 2 Tim. 2. 26)