A retelling of the story of Zacchaeus the tax collector. It explains a little of the historical background but also guesses at Zacchaeus' back-story, making suggestions about why he turned out the way he did.
Based on the true story of the Jervis Bay, part of the Atlantic convoy of ships bringing supplies to Great Britain during World War II. The ship was sunk on 5 November 1940. The battle stands as a symbol of Christ-like self-sacrifice.
One of the greatest exponents of persuasion through story was Jesus of Nazareth with his parables. Many of Jesus' parables used everyday events and concerns about money, status and possessions to make their point. This is a creative writing exercise.