The Wealth

The Wealth

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  • James​ ​is​ ​a​ ​man​ ​living​ ​a​ ​modest​ ​life​ ​when​ ​calamity​ ​hit​ ​his​ ​family​ ​and​ ​his wife​ ​falls​ ​ill.​ ​He​ ​takes​ ​her​ ​to​ ​the​ ​hospital,​ ​but​ ​the​y ​refuse​ their ​services because​ ​of​ ​his​ ​status.​ ​He​ ​prays​ ​for​ ​a​ ​miracle​ ​and​ ​soon​ ​the​ ​wife​ ​comes​ ​up​ ​with​ ​an idea​ ​for​ ​a​ ​business​ ​opportunity.
  • The​ ​only​ ​possession​ ​of​ ​value​ ​to​ ​the​ ​family​ ​is​ ​the​ ​sewing​ ​machine. ​Victoria​ ​goes​ ​to​ ​work​ ​in​ ​her​ ​frail​ ​state &​ ​starts​ ​mending​ ​the​ ​town’s​ ​women's​ ​dresses.​ ​The​y realize ​that​ ​the​ ​business​ ​is​ ​popular​ ​and​ ​they​​ ​have​ ​enough​ ​money​ ​to​ ​pay for​ ​medicine​ ​for​ ​Victoria.
  • They​ ​gather​ their​ ​wealth​ ​&​ ​hide​ ​it​ ​in​ ​a​ ​box​​.​ ​The doctor comes​ ​& ​they tell him they have payment now.The doctor​ ​is​ ​curious​ ​about​ ​his payment ​& ​James ​answers​ ​him while​ ​gazing​ ​at the box. ​James​ ​is​ ​left​ ​with​ ​an​ ​funny feeling​ ​from​ ​the​ ​look​ ​on​ ​the​ ​doctor’s​ ​face
  • ​ That​ ​night​ ​the​ ​couple ​are​ ​awoken ​by​ ​creaking​ ​sounds​ ​& realize​ ​there​ ​is​ ​an​ ​intruder​ ​in​ ​the​ ​house. ​But​ ​James ​was​ ​slow​ ​& the robber escaped.​ ​They​ ​check​ ​the​ ​box​ ​& see ​that​ the​ wealth​ ​is​ ​safe. Victoria​ ​is not concerned​ ​&​ ​says​ ​it​'s​​ ​a​ ​greedy​ ​person​ ​trying​ ​to​ ​steal ​their​ ​fortune
  • The​ wife ​turns​ ​greedy.​ ​One​ ​day​ ​the man​ ​decides​ ​to​ ​rid​ ​himself​ ​of​ ​all​ ​the​ ​unnecessary​ ​wealth​ ​& ​decides​ ​to​ ​throw​ ​it​ ​in​ ​the lake.He​ was ​about​ ​to​,​ ​when​ ​his​ ​wife comes​ ​up​ ​and​ ​tackles him to the floor ​accusing​ ​him​ ​of​ ​being​ ​unthoughtful​ ​of​ ​their​ ​wealth.
  • Victoria was counting her money one day when an intruder came in & stole her wealth and killed her. When James came back from the market he saw his wife's body and was deeply saddened. He lived the rest of his life in grief and eventually died of starvation.
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