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Now, dear boy," said Prince Vasili playfully, "say 'yes,' and I'll write to her myself, and we will kill the fatted calf.
However, those planning to kill the fatted calf for his comeback should remember that cocaine is a class A drug and that Dettori let his family and his sport down by taking it.
Seeing the lad far off, he runs to embrace him, calls the relatives to come over, and plans to kill the fatted calf out back.
But, when this son of yours returns after spending all your money, you kill the fatted calf.
he instructs the servants, let us kill the fatted calf,
Go, multiply the loaves and the fish and kill the fatted calf.
However, dad Ted's ready to kill the fatted calf and welcome his wayward offspring back into the fold, much to Joey's fury.