An unemployed graduate woke up one morning and checked his pocket. All he had left was $10. He decided to use it to buy food and then wait for death as he was too proud to go for begging. He was very frustrated as he could find no job, and nobody was ready to help him.
He bought some food and as he sat down to eat, that an old man and two little children came along and asked him to help them with food as they had not eaten for almost a week. He looked at them. They were so lean that he could see their bones coming out. Their eyes had gone into the sockets. With the last bit of compassion he had, he gave them the food.
The old man and children prayed that God would bless and prosper him and then gave him a very old coin. The young graduate said to them "you need the prayer more than I do". With no money, no job, no food, the young graduate went under the bridge to rest and wait for death.
As he was about to sleep, he saw an old newspaper on the ground. He picked it up, and suddenly he saw an advertisement for people with old coins to come to a certain address. He decided to go there with the old coin the old man gave him. On getting to the place, he gave the proprietor the coin.
The proprietor screamed, brought out a big book and showed the young graduate a photograph. This same old coin was worth 3 million dollars. The young graduate was overjoyed as the proprietor gave him a bank draft for 3 million dollars within an hour. He collected the Bank Draft and went in search of the old man and little children.
By the time he got to where he left them eating, they had gone. He asked the owner of the canteen if he knew them. He said "no" but they left a note for you. He quickly opened the note thinking it would lead him to find them, but it read - "You gave us your all and we have rewarded you back with an old coin,' signed "God the Father, The Son and The Holy Ghost".
Created by Sushma Gupta on May 27, 2001
Modified on 10/02/13