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The Old Man And His Grandson

By Itellyouastory

There was once a very old man, whose eyes had become dim, his ears dullof hearing, his knees trembled, and when he sat at table he could hardlyhold the spoon, and spilt the broth upon  the table-cloth or let it runout  of his mouth. His son and his son’s  wife were disgusted at this,so the  old grandfather at last had to  sit in the corner  behind thestove, and  they gave him his food in an earthenware  bowl, and not evenenough of it.  And he used to look towards the table with his eyes fullof tears. Once,  too, his trembling hands could not hold the bowl, andit fell to the ground and broke. The young wife  scolded him, but hesaid nothing and only  sighed. Then they brought him a wooden bowl for afew half-pence, out of which  he had to eat.

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