As he leaned down to pick it up a beggar came hustling over. “Is that a coin? I think I just dropped one there as it has slipped through a hole in my pocket!” he exclaimed.
The boy was holding the object in his hand.
“Let me see!” The beggar grabbed roughly at the boy’s wrist, and pulled it closer so as to examine it. But then he laughed.
It was not a coin. It was simply two seeds stuck closely together. Two yellow kernels that you and I might call corn.
“Ha! Not even a small meal for a bird,” crowed the beggar. “I thought you’d found something of some value boy, but this is worthless!”
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