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The Secret Life of the Good Samaritan and other stories
The Secret Life of the Good Samaritan and other stories Author:Robert John Versteeg FROM "THE PRODIGALS" — There was a man who had two sons. The younger of them said to himself, "Am I tied to my father's purse strings? Things are dull here and I live in my brother's shadow. I have a right to be an individual, a right to live my own life, a right to live. I shall be independent." And so he took his journey into a far country say... more »ing, "I shall enjoy myself while I am young."
But he was lonely and needed love and bought its conterfeit from harlots.
When his money was gone he went to work as a swindeherd. He was popular and soon becamse foreman of all the swineherds and at last a branch manager. He wore turbans of the finest silk and traded in his camel every year. Never did he enter a synagogue. Never did he go home. And he boasted, "I am a self-made man." He died at a ripe old age and everyone spoke well of him.« less