Cotton Picker Essay

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The Cotton Picker
Once upon a time there was a Christian family of four, they lived in Denmark. The family never missed a Sunday at church and though all their prayers did not come true they taught their kids to appreciate what they had. The family barely had any money, and most of the time it wasn’t enough. The husband worked eight hour days picking cotton and grain from people’s farms; he would then sell it and make a small profit. Not getting any younger the fifty five year old gray headed man could hardly stand. He wore a ragged shirt and dirty pants. Many people in the small town which they lived, looked up to the man for supporting his wife and kids, however there were a select few ...view middle of the document...

A week passed, then two weeks, and the woman was nowhere to be seen. Her husband’s street side stands had shut down, and word had gotten out he was looking for a job. They family heard of their troubles and decided to make a trip to their house, knocking on the door the couple discussed what to say, they didn’t want to offend them. When the lady come to the door, the husband’s wife in a sympathetic tone explained that they had heard of the troubles they were having and wanted to donate the little money to them, angrily the woman hissed back that they were fine and it was just a rumor, she then slammed the door in their face hollering she needed nothing from trash, she was no charity. The couple walked off in disbelief, they couldn’t believe that someone’s pride would cost them so much. Saddened that they couldn’t help they made their way to the homeless shelter. A few weeks passed by and the old man had heard nothing of the blonde haired lady, until he caught a glimpse of a skinny woman sitting on one of the shelters beds. He turned to his wife, and asked her could it be the lady from the store. They had never gotten a chance to properly introduce themselves because the lady had always been rude to them. His wife couldn’t make out if it was her or not, but just when they turned to leave the shelter the woman turned around slightly...

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