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A young, wealthy girl was getting ready for bed when she heard a low crying coming through her window. She went over to the window and leaned out. Another girl was standing there. It was a cold winter, but the girl had no blanket, only old newspapers. The rich girl was suddenly struck with a brilliant idea. She told her to go to her front door. The homeless girl was surprised and she could only manage to nod. There she gave her an old quilt and a pillow. Watching the true happiness alight (点亮) upon the other girl’s face, she went to bed satisfied.
The next morning a knock came to the door. The rich girl flew to the door. She opened it and found the other little girl. Her face looked happy, and she smiled. “I suppose you want these back.” The rich little girl opened her mouth just saying that she could keep them when another idea popped into her head, “Yes, I want them back.”
The homeless girl said, “Thank you!”, laid down the things, and turned to leave when the rich girl yelled, “Wait! Stay right there.” She saw the rich girl run up the stairs and then turn back quickly. She thrust a new blanket and a pillow at her. “Have these,” she said quietly. These were her own personal belonging made of silk and down feathers.
One day, the rich girl, who was now a rich woman got a call from a lawyer, who told her: Forty years ago, when she was nine years old, she helped a little girl in need. That girl grew into a rich woman with a husband. She had recently died and left something for her in her will: It was a new pillow with diamonds and a wool blanket with gold thread.