FC: The Giving Store
1: Once there was a store. And she loved the little boys very much.
3: But time went by and the boys grew older. And the store was often alone.
5: Then one day the boys came back and the store said,
7: ”Come, boys, come and climb up my shelves and swing on my lights and eat my food and play in my aisles and be “happy.”
9: "We are too big to climb and play,” said the boys, ”We want to buy things and have fun. We want some money. Can you give us money?”
11: ”I’m sorry” said the store, “but I have no money. I only have food and drink. Take my food, and sell it in the city. Then you will have money and you all will be happy.”
13: And then one day the boys came back and the store lit with joy and she said, -”Come, boys come and climb up my shelves and swing from my lights and eat my food and play in my aisles and be “happy”... -”We are too busy to climb shelves,” said the boys “We want a man cave to play video games,” they said. “We want more friends and more games, and so, we need a man cave. Can you give us a man cave?” -”I have no man cave” said the store. “The city is my man cave, but you may take my paint and paint a man cave. Then, you all will be happy.” And so the boys took her paint and carried it away to paint a man cave. And the store was happy.
14: But the boys stayed away for a long time... And the store was sad. And when they came back, the store was so happy she could hardly speak.
16: -“Come boys” she whispered, “Come and play.” “We are too old and sad to play,” said the boys. “We want a xbox that will be fun to play on. Can you give us an xbox?” “Cut out my wire and make a xbox,” said the store, “Then you all can have fun and be happy.” And so the boys cut out her wire and made an xbox and had fun. And the store was happy... But not really.
18: And after a long time the boys came back again. “I am sorry boys” said the store, “But I have nothing left to give, you my food is gone.” -“Our teeth are too weak for food” said the boys -”My shelves are gone,” said the store, “You cannot swing on them. -”We are too old to swing on shelves said the boys. -”My wire is gone,you all cannot play xbox.” -”We are too tired to play,” said the boys.
20: -“I am sorry,” sighed the store, “I wish that I could give you something... But I have nothing left. I am just an old store. I am sorry...”
23: -”We don’t need very much now,” said the boys, Just a quiet chair to sit and rest. We are very tired” “Well” said the store, straightening herself up as much as she could, An old chair is good for sitting and resting.” Come boys sit down and rest. And the store was happy.