‘Piscine, a lion slipped into the llama pen today and killed two llamas. Yesterday another one killed a black buck. Last week two of them ate the camel. The week before it was painted storks and grey herons. And who’s to say for sure who snacked on our golden agouti? The situation has become intolerable. Something must be done. I have decided that the only way the lions can atone for their sins is if I feed you to them.’
‘Yes, Father, that would be the right and logical thing to do. Give me a moment to wash up.’
‘Hallelujah, my son.’
‘Hallelujah, Father.’Excerpt from Life of Pi.