A big burly man visited the pastor’s home & asked to see the minister’s wife, a woman well known for her charitable impulses.
“Madam”, he said in a broken voice, “I wish to draw your attention to the terible plight of a poor family in this district. The father is dead, the mother is too ill to work, & the nine children are starving. They are about to be turned into the cold empty streets, unless someone pays for their rent, which amounts to One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N150,000).”
“How terrible!” exclaimed the preacher’s wife. “May I know who you are?”
The sympathetic visitor applied his handkerchief to his eyes and said “I am the landlord”, he sobbed.