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prodigal son
used in The Mill on the Floss

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one of the most famous parables in the New Testament — often referenced as an example of love and forgiveness of one who repents for wrong-doing
  • Maggie actually forgot that she had any special cause of sadness this morning, as she stood on a chair to look at a remarkable series of pictures representing the Prodigal Son in the costume of Sir Charles Grandison, except that, as might have been expected from his defective moral character, he had not, like that accomplished hero, the taste and strength of mind to dispense with a wig.
    1.4 — Book 1 Chapter 4 — Tom Is Expected (91% in)

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