The Paternity Test

Eric d’Evegnee tells of the angst he experienced when his son expected his help in crafting a wooden car for the Cub Scout pinewood derby, his prowess as a father on the line. In the race the car wobbled across the finish line last, causing grief and feelings of betrayal for the young son. He contrasts himself with King Lear, who refused to acknowledge his failings until the very end, and d’Evegnee sees himself at peace with his children.

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Published in BYU Studies Quarterly 49:3
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