A woman’s husband was diagnosed with mental insanity, and when he felt his mind was breaking he pulled his only son to his room and told him to “Don’t be afraid to be yourself, even if faced with cruelty.” With this, the men in white uniforms came and took the boy’s father away, his mother planting an empty grave so the neighbours wouldn’t notice his absence.
The boy went to his father’s empty grave and wept for his father’s sanity daily. He remained himself, no matter what happened. When the spring came and the rains flooded the grave, and the sun dried it up, the woman remarried.
The husband brought two sons into their home. They were fairly good looking but had rotten personalities. The poor stepson was constantly picked on and things went from bad to worse.
“Why should we let this nitwit eat at our table with us?” the ugly stepbrothers said. “If he wants to eat anything then he should earn it. Get off you