Danny lived with his mother in a small house at
the edge of town. They were poor and got by only
with what his mother earned as a washerwoman.
Although they were poor, they were always
helpful to those in need.
One day, Danny was
walking in town when he saw an old man carrying
a huge bundle. The man looked tired and hungry.
His bones were sticking out. He was walking
around asking people to help him carry the
bundle. No one agreed to help him. Danny offered
to help him. The old man told Danny that he had
no money to pay him.
With a laugh, Danny said that he was just
trying to help. He took the bundle and hoisted
it onto his shoulder. It was heavy ! Danny asked
the old man where he wanted to go. He told Danny
to follow him. As they walked, Danny realized
that they were heading towards his house.
The old man stopped right in front of it.
"This is my house !" exclaimed Danny. The old
man did not say a word. He just turned around
and told Danny, "This bundle is for you, use it
well." Then he went off.
Danny opened the bundle and was surprised to
find a huge amount of money inside. A note
inside it said "Help comes to those who help."
From then on, Danny and his mother lived
happily. They continued to help those in need.