"`Your brother has come,' he replied; `and your father has had the fat calf killed, because he has got him home safe and sound.'
"Then he was angry and would not go in. But his father came out and entreated him.
"`All these years,' replied the son, `I have been slaving for you, and I have never at any time disobeyed any of your orders, and yet you have never given me so much as a kid, for me to enjoy myself with my friends;
but now that this son of yours is come who has eaten up your property among his bad women, you have killed the fat calf for him.'
"`You my dear son,' said the father, `are always with me, and all that is mine is also yours.
We are bound to make merry and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and has come back to life, he was lost and has been found.'"