For those keeping count, this is the third strip in an arc devoted to Isaac’s relationship with his father, Abraham, that started on Father’s Day. If you’d like to start at the beginning, click here: Father’s Day.

Many people have already recognized this as a retelling of Chapter 22 of The Book of Genesis. However, it is the following poem by Emily Dickinson that I had to read in college many years ago that (pre-Old Testament, I believe) originally lit the path that now I trod…

ABRAHAM TO KILL HIM…

Abraham to kill him —
Was distinctly told —
Isaac was an Urchin —
Abraham was old —

Not a hesitation —
Abraham complied —
Flattered by Obeisance
Tyranny demurred —

Isaac — to his children
Lived to tell the tale —
Moral — with a Mastiff
Manners may prevail.

Okay. That’s it for now. See you when a manage to get the next strip pushed out the door.

And thanks for hanging in there!