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- swine were the companions of the prodigal.Chapter 4 (62% in)
prodigal = the person who slept with pigs (swine) in the commonly referenced Christian parable, The Prodigal Son
- A parable is a story told to teach a moral lesson.
- At one point in the story, the main character ate and slept with pigs (swine).
- This is a common usage of prodigal; though it more generally refers to anyone (not just The Prodigal Son) who is recklessly wasteful; or perhaps long absent.
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