BC: of 2011
FC: The Giving Girl.
1: Once there was a poor girl, & she loved sitting in the park watching the people go by. Everyday the people would come and go & only rarely would they glance up at her.
2: Children would brush past her as they played catch, & hide behind her bench during hide n' seek. The girl loved watching the people go by, & she was happy.
3: But as the time went by the park grew quiet, & people didn't want to come anymore. This made the girl lonely. But one day, a man came up to the girl, & she said;
5: "Hello there, would you like to sit down & rest?" "I'm too busy to sit down" said the man. "I'm almost late for work, if only I were rich & didn't have to work... can you make me rich?"
6: "I'm sorry" said the girl. "I'm poor & have no money, but I do have this necklace. Here take my necklace to the market and sell it, maybe then you'll be rich.
7: So the man took her necklace & he was off to the market. The girl was happy.
8: But the man stayed away for a long time, & the girl was sad. But then one day the man came back to the park & the girl lite up with joy... she said;
9: "Hello there, would you like to sit down and rest?"
10: "I'm far too cold to sit down." said the man. "I want a nice suit that can keep me warm, can you give me a suit?" "I have no suit." said the girl. "I don't wear suits, but you can have my jacket to warm you... then you will be happy."
11: So the girl took her jacket off & handed it to the man, then away he went. The girl was happy.
12: But the man stayed away for a long time, & the girl was sad. And when he came back she was so happy she could hardly speak.
13: "Hello there" she whispered. "Come sit & rest"
15: "I am too lonely to sit & rest." Said the man, "I want a wife who will talk to me & take care of me when I'm sick... can you give me a wife?" | "Take my hand & make me your wife" said the girl. "Then you can talk to me and be happy. And so the boy married her, and the girl was happy... but not really.
16: And after a short time the man came back again. "I'm sorry" said the girl. "But I have nothing left to give you... my jewelry is gone. | "I don't need anymore money" said the man.
17: "This is all the clothes I have" said the girl. "I'm afraid you wouldn't fit in them." | "I'm warm enough with your jacket" said the man. | "I wish I could give you something... but I have nothing left. Just my old self & this bench. I'm sorry" | "I'm sorry" sighed the girl.
18: "That's Just what I need" said the man. "A nice spot to rest with my wife." "Well" gasped the girl, sitting up as straight as possible, "I think there's room for one more person on this bench. Come, come sit & rest with me." And the man was happy... And the girl was happy...