The Stand

picture of a well

That following year, they bought a stand.   This, they could afford. It was a huge achievement. At least they had put the little money to good use. Then, they let somebody dig a well. The water was sweet. Other people said they should have bought a stand somewhere better, where there was a sewer, electricity and running water. But that would be expensive. However, it did not matter what other people would say. Here, they were free. And happy.