A touching story you may have heard of . . .
Once upon a time, an old rich but thrifty woman moved into a new house. She was very upset to see that there was a hut not far from her bungalow. She was born with a silver spoon in her mouth, living with extravagant life style, received high education and married to a handsome well educated gentleman. The only shortcoming in her life was that she was not bestowed any child. Nonethelsee, she and her husband lived happily together.
However, good things did not last long, and bad luck stroke her. Her husband died in an accident. She was very sad and decided to move to a new place. This chose this small peaceful serene town. She did not realise that she was partially surrounded by people living from hands to mouths.
Later she found out that the dwellers of the hut comprising an incomplete family: a widow with her two little children. She was certain that the family must be very poor.
One night, there was a sudden power failure. The night was very cold, she felt more lonely and colder than usual. The old lady decided to light up her house with some candles to look bright and provide her warmth. Neverthess, she still felt cold. Suddenly she heard someone knocking her door . . .
She was wondering who could be the one knocking her door. She blew off all the candles but one which was very dim at a corner. She opened the door and saw two little children standing outside the bungalow when she opened the door.
The two children, wearing old thin clothes, shivered in the cold dark night. She recognized that these two children were from the poor family not far away.
One of the children asked: “Hi auntie, we are from the near by house. Do you have any candle?”
"Oh, they were so poor that they could not afford to buy candles . . . I would better not give them, otherwise they will always relay on me next time," thought the thrifty lady.
"Oh, no, I don’t have,’ she lied to the two children.
As the thrifty lady was about to close the door, one of the children stopped her.
Sweet smiles spread out from the two little children's faces, the elder one said: "We know that you may not have candles since you have just moved in here. So my mother asked us to send you one because we have two."
The thrifty lady was astonished by the warm gesture of the children. She hugged them tightly and she had no power to control her tears from flowing down her cheeks. It was the warmest night in her life thus far . . .