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A London paragraphist says : As an illustration of the actual mental calibre of some of the English schoolboys, I give a paraphrase of the Prodigal Son, as written out by a youthful genius of our Midlands, at a certain Sunday school the other day.. There is a drawing-room game called “ Tradition,” in which the fun lies in seeing how a story conies out after passing through several hands, but I think my readers will agree with me that this lad had so great a gift of confusion of thought that he could play the game all by himself to perfection : “ The Prodigal Son was once sent to sell some grain. On his way back some thieves met him, and stripped. him and took his money from him, and then the son dare not go home to his father, but ran away, and his father went after him to seek for him. One day a good way off he went to church and preached in church, and said how he had lost a son, and after they were all gone out of church but the father of the son, the son came out from under the seats, and the took him home and blessed him.” '

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NEW VERSION OF THE PRODIGAL SON., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 49, 17 January 1880

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NEW VERSION OF THE PRODIGAL SON. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 49, 17 January 1880

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