A poor boy and his sister

A poor boy and his sister were gathering coins from a wishing fountain so they could buy a meal, when the boy exclaimed, “There must be rich people wishing here because there’s a bunch of quarters!” His sister responded, “No, it’s the poor people who make the quarter wishes; they have more to wish for.”

– Me paraphrasing my girlfriend paraphrasing part of a novel that she read in second grade called From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg.


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