He was a boy with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives.
Zilpah was gone, and they scratched out her name from the surface of their memories.
"Your Aunt Zilpah has aided and abetted you in your flirting," raged the captain.
"Zilpah, I baptize thee," said the priest, and all was well.
Very soon Zilpah adored him; and then he gave notice to her parents that she was to be his wife.