At Home with the Homeless

The first paragraph from ‘At Home with the Homeless’ by Alfred Smith, it goes like this;

“Once upon a time a small boy was walking along the seashore with his bucket and spade. Suddenly, there came a great wave which tossed hundreds of shellfish onto the beach far beyond the water-line. The small boy, realising the plight of the stranded shellfish, started picking up one or two at a time, putting them in his bucket and taking them down to the water’s edge to throw them back into the sea. An onlooker said to the small boy, ‘You’re not going to save many like that, you know,’ to which the small boy replied, looking in his bucket, ‘No, but I shall save these two shan’t I?'”