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Poor as a Churchmouse


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Gerald Heart is dining like a king tonight. A meal as big as this one is like golddust to him, and he wants to enjoy it as much as he can. He has to get a move on, however, because the cafe he is eating in is going to close soon. Gerald is as poor as a churchmouse, but today he saw a wealthy man drop a piece of paper. Like a shot, Gerald was there, picking it up and giving it to the man. That fit the bill, since it was a very important piece of paper and the man didn’t know he dropped it. The man was very wealthy and gave Gerald a tip for his help. That tip was big enough to buy Gerald food for a week, and tonight he is celebrating in this cafe.