Such were the four brothers who staked out the corners of Pitt Street and Martin Place in Sydney.
They would begin their ministry early in the day, imploring and beseeching passersby to repent because of the upcoming End Times events described in the last book of the Bible, Revelation (sometimes also referred to as the Apocalypse).
Day in and day out these faithful four continued their impassioned pleas to a largely indifferent populace who had no idea the 21st of May 2011 was the time set down for these End Times to begin.
They had to shout to be heard over all the traffic noise, so that by the end of the day their preaching was reduced to a gravelly whisper.
Yet, they did not give up their important calling, but continued until nightfall. Early the next day they would begin again.
Because of their unfailing pursuit of their goal even to the detriment of their voices, these fantastic four were soon known far and wide as the Four Hoarse Men of the Apocalypse.