A Spanish father decides to reconcile with his son who has run away to Madr. Now remorseful, the father takes out this ad in the El Liberal newspaper: "PACO MEET ME AT HOTEL MONTANA NOON TUESDAY. ALL IS FORGIVEN." Pace is a common name in Spain, and when the father goes to the square he finds eight hundred young men named Paco waiting for their fathers.

source: Ernest Hemingway, "The Capitol of the World", in The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway, Scribner, 1953 tags: Family, Forgiveness, Salvation