When he left many years ago, he was running away as a thief. He had swindled his twin brother out of the entire inheritance. His twin schemed to kill him when their father died.
As the man journeyed toward home his thoughts turned toward his twin. Had his anger cooled? Did he still wish to kill him?
He sent scouts out ahead to find his brother. What he expected them to find, I don't know; but the scouts returned with word that his twin was coming to meet him and four hundred men were with him.
This brought great fear on the man so he sent a present ahead of himself that he hoped would appease his brother. Two hundred twenty goats went bleating down the road, followed by two hundred twenty baaing sheep. Sixty camels, fifty cows & bulls and thirty donkeys completed the present.
He told his servants, who drove the animals, to give this message to his twin, "These are a present from your brother to my lord."
When they finally met, there seemed to be no animosity left and they hugged and kissed one another, all their emotions coming out in tears.
|I am awed by the sky scenes over the mountains|