One of them said, “Do not kill Joseph. But if you must do something, throw him into the bottom of a well so perhaps he may be picked up by some travellers.”
They said, “O our father! Why do you not trust us with Joseph, although we truly wish him well?
Send him out with us tomorrow so that he may enjoy himself and play. And we will really watch over him.”
He responded, “It would truly sadden me if you took him away with you, and I fear that a wolf may devour him while you are negligent of him.”
They said, “If a wolf were to devour him, despite our strong group, then we would certainly be losers!”
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