THE PARABLE OF THE FARMER WHO HAD
THREE SONS AND TWO DAUGHTERS.
Should I marry two of my sons to two of my daughters
and leave the third son lonely, I will send my sons away,
hoping that my daughters will eventually become married
to the sons of other farmers. Alas the two daughters
became old and barren and his farm so followed, his pigs,
sheep, cows and goats and crops all became barren.
The farmer should have kept his sons to look
after the land and sent his daughters away to marry
other farmerís sons, thereby casting his pearls before him,