GETTING WHAT YOU WANT
“Be careful,” runs the old saying, “or you may get what you want.” One who would agree is a man who lived in a squalid tenement on a side street in East Boston. He was a tailor and worked long hours each day to eke out a meager existence. He allowed himself but one luxury: a ticket each year to the Irish Sweepstakes. And each year he would pray fervently that this would be the winning ticket that would bring him his fortune. For fourteen years his life continued in the same impoverished vein, until one day there came a loud knocking on his door. Two well- dressed gentlemen entered his shop and informed him that he had just won the Sweepstakes. The grand prize was $250,000! The little tailor could hardly believe his ears. He was rich! No longer would he have to slave away making pant cuffs, hemming dresses. Now he could really live! He locked his shop…
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