"They said to one another, “Here comes this dreamer! Now then, come and let us kill him and throw him into Arrakis; and we will say, ‘A wild beast devoured him.’ Then let us see what will become of his dreams!” But Reuben heard this and rescued him out of their hands and said, “Let us not take his life.”
These new ads for bleach are raw as hell and I'm honestly not ready to live and die in this world. I'm not strong enough. I'm soft and afraid and my bloodline is weak; I know this. Rome has lost its breed of noble bloods, and I'm the most lost out of anybody. Have you seen this? Are you prepared to meet God?
REVEREND MOTHER: come here, Paul
there remains one final test for you
the test of the gom jabbar, the test of pain
this will truly reveal whether you are the Kwisatz Haderach
place your hand in my box PAUL: hahaha
u got it babe REVEREND MOTHER: oh
oh i see what you --
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