Amy Le Feuvre Book Descriptions
Probable Sons by Amy Le Feuvre.
The Parable of the Prodigal Son is illustrated several times in this allegorical children's story. Little Milly's innocent understanding of the Bible became the simple wisdom that was needed by the adults around her. The "Probable Son" as she calls it, is the substance of her hopes and her prayers throughout the story.—Curiosmith (2011).
One of the brightest, sweetest, most helpful little books for young and old that we have seen for many a day. It is alive with that sort of humor that is so close to pathos that one laughs and cries in the same breath. It speaks to the very heart, and appeals strongly to all 'probable sons.' in whatever station or condition, in an irresistible way; and with winning simplicity and confidence shows the readiness of the Father to forgive and to receive.—Christian Work (1902).
A little child, fascinated by the story of the Prodigal Son, whom she miscalls the "Probable Son," is the means of helping several wanderers to return to the Father's home.—Fleming H. Revell Company (1896).
Likely to charm old and young alike.—The Sunday School Chronicle (1905).
One of the prettiest stories I have read for a long time. It will open the eyes of many prodigals to the simplicity of the way of return to God.—The Rev. F. B. Meyer (1905).
One of the best and tenderest stories of Its kind.—Life of Faith.
A lovely story that everybody-man, woman, boy or girl-ought to read. The heroine is a charming child who, in a most winning way, applies to everyday life the Parable of the Prodigal Son, whom she mis-calls "The Probable Son." It is scarcely possible to praise too highly this delightful shilling volume.—The Sword and Trowel (1905).
A charming little book. I could wish it might have at least a million readers, for it has proved a means of grace to my own heart.—Thos. Spurgeon (1896).
- Chapter 1 - An Unwelcome Legacy
- Chapter 2 - David and Goliath
- Chapter 3 - The First Punishment
- Chapter 4 - Mrs. Maxwell's Sorrow
- Chapter 5 - A Prodigal
- Chapter 6 - A Promise Kept
- Chapter 7 - Cross-Examination
- Chapter 8 - "He Arose and Came to His Father"
- Chapter 9 - "A Little Child Shall Lead Them"
- Millicent (Milly) – tells the story of the Prodigal Son which she calls Probable Son.
- Sir Edward Wentworth – Uncle to Milly, doesn't understand children.
- Fritz – a collie.
- Mrs. Maxwell – the head keeper, who has a prodigal son named Tommy.
- Tommy – ran away at seventeen.
- Jack Gray – a poor man Milly met.
- Anna Kent – school friend to Milly's mother.
- Major Lovell – distant cousin of Sir Edward.
John 10:15—"I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."