John's father handed him a well-worn list at his 18th birthday party. He told him it was a family tradition—that it was time to be a man. "This list has been passed down through our family for generations," John's father said.
"It's a list of names, though, father," John replied, his face twisting into a confused expression. "In fact, I know one of these people. How can this list be that old?"
"Well, that's what you get for being the son of Death," John's father said coldly.
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