Samuel's sons are rotten priests. A retelling of the sons of Eli? The verbiage is VERY similar.
2:22 Now Eli was very old, and heard all that his sons did unto all Israel; and how they lay with the women that assembled [at] the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
8:1 And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.
Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abiah: [they were] judges in Beersheba.
And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.
The people want a king but Samuel isn't buying the idea. He talks to God about it, who tells him go ahead and find himself a king.
We then get to meet Saul. Whadda think happens?
I liked this story/parable. It shows Saul as a common man with a great destiny (seems to be a running theme).
I like the ending where they find the asses. How about you? ;-)
We'll overlook the 'oh, by the way, we smote the Ammonites in the heat of the afternoon sun' thing.
It's like they HAD to throw in a killing to make the story complete.