"Fetch the calf we have fattened and kill it for a feast"

This is another reference to the story of the Prodigal Son (see bookmark p.128).

In the Christian Bible in the Gospel of St. Luke, this sentence is written as, And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat and be merry (Luke 15:23 - King James Version).

It describes the feast preparations that the father makes for his son to welcome him home.


'The Return of the Prodigal Son' (1848)
Public Domain'The Return of the Prodigal Son' (1848) - Credit: Otto Mengelberg