A Beggar in Capernaum by Ben Patrick Eden
Welcome to Capernaum, a shimmering city at the edge of Galilee.
Raf can show you around. Sure, his legs don’t work and he smells of
animal droppings, but for a few coins he’ll point out all the best
deals. He can be found near the market, along with a mishmash of
beggars. There’s Garon, an ox of a man afflicted with blindness. And
Sagi, the short-tempered leper. The young woman is Gilia, a newcomer to
begging since her husband cast her to the street.
Raf knows everyone worth knowing, maybe even the prophet
lurking inside the city walls. They say this man can forgive sins and
heal the sick, but Raf knows a good con when he hears one. He’s
something of a con himself—not that he’d admit it. If asked, Raf would
gaze at the city’s streets and say he is simply a son…
A Beggar in Capernaum . . .
Word Count: 61300
Pages to Print: 233