Esther saw the shoes in the shop. They were black ankle boots. They were beautiful. They were expensive.
Almost every day she would look at the shoes. Yes, they definitely cost too much. If she had more money she could squander it on these shoes.
Esther showed the shoes to her friend, Caroline. Caroline agreed that the shoes were lovely. “They would suit you down to the ground,” said Caroline. Of course, Caroline admiring the shoes wasn’t going to get Esther the shoes! Carolina could ill-afford to buy the shoes as much as Esther.
Not having enough money didn’t stop Esther longing, and looking, and wishing, and hoping, and dreaming.
Then one day, the shoes were not there. They had been sold. Goodness knows who had purchased them. Some rich person no doubt.
As she walked along the dusty road, Esther was consoled by the fact that none of the other kids at school could afford shoes either.