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“Don’t you know that you are not allowed to such a thing to a poor person like this?’

The children however, did not listen to him and they continued to play the same practical joke on the poor water carrier. What did little Yisroel Meir do? That night he got up and emptied the water from the pails before they could freeze.

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The following morning when the children saw that the pails were empty, they exclaimed:

“He must have a ‘good angel’ watching over him!”

Because of this they stopped playing jokes on the poor man. Little Yisroel Meir already was on his way to being the saintly and kindly man he would be in days to come…..

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