There was once a father and his three loving sons. One day the father was in a serious car accident, and death came to take him.
The oldest son begged death to give his father 2 more years of life; death agreed.
After 2 years, death came to take the father once more. This time, the middle son begged to give their father one more year; death agreed.
Death returned to take the father after one more year. This time, the youngest son begged death to allow his father to live until the wick on his candle burns out. Death agreed.
As the youngest son had planned, death never returned to take his father. Why didn’t death ever return?