I Wish I’d Given Him Everything

Once upon a time, there was a beggar, who used to sit at the gates of the great city. Along with all the other beggars, he would hold out his hands and beg for help and support. Sometimes people gave him a few coins, others would give him food or a little rice. He would collect the rice in the huge pocket of his shabby coat until he had enough for one warm meal. One day, the people of the city were told that a great king was passing by and he would stop at the gates to greet the people. All the citizens put on their best clothes and decorated their house with flags and banners. There was excitement everywhere as people waited impatiently for the arrival of the king. The beggar saw this as his biggest chance to get something. Continue reading “I Wish I’d Given Him Everything”