~ Illustrated by Jeff Anderson
The Duke�s Daughter has come of age and to celebrate a grand ball has been arranged. All the eligible noblemen from far and near will be invited in order for the young woman to choose a suitable husband.
But as the final preparations take place, a beggar appears at the door and asks the Duke�s Daughter to marry him. To everyone�s surprise she agrees. The beggar leaves after promising to come back in a year�s time to claim her as his bride. Neither her father�s tears nor her friends� pleas will persuade the young woman to marry another.
Will the beggar return? Will the Duke�s Daughter marry a beggar man? What will happen in a year�s time � will there be a marriage or a broken heart?
This is a classic story of love, but not romantic love. It is really a story of the love of Christ, written by one of last century�s preachers.