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3 Farthings. I Have Nothing More.

Please. I haven’t much to give.

1. The harvest—it was not kind to me. Please have mercy. Next month I will have more.

2. Bread, water, a little cow’s milk. There is not much to feed my family. On most nights, I do not take supper. These coins are all we have left to survive the winter.

3. My daughter, she has beautiful hair. If we were to give you her locks, they would earn a handsome price at the market. Beautiful, golden locks. Hair like an angel’s, softer than wool. Would you consider? Please. This is all we have to give. Please, sir.