Join The Conversation With Mishpacha's Weekly Newsletter



Fishel and Faivish Get Swept Away

R. Atkins

With a sigh, Fishel closed the picture book he’d been looking through. How he wished he’d lived in the olden days, like the children in the book! Horses and carts had filled the streets. Highway robbers had lain in wait for unwary travelers. Pirates had sailed the seas. All in all, life had been filled with adventure and spice.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Fishel’s eyes fell on the cover of the book. It showed a chimney sweep, not much older than himself, getting ready to climb up a chimney with a brush. Suddenly, Fishel had an idea. TheFriedmans had a rather fancy fireplace in the living room. It was there purely for show, and no fire had been lit in it for years. But above that fireplace, there was a chimney. That chimney could surely do with a good sweep! And he, Fishel, was going to make sure it got one! First, Fishel decided to dress the part. He found an old, torn cap, and draped it over one eye. Then he got hold of some black shoe polish, and rubbed it all over his face, to make it look grubby.

To read the rest of this story, please buy this issue of Mishpacha or sign up for a weekly subscription

Share this page with a friend. Fill in the information below, and we'll email your friend a link to this page on your behalf.

Your name
Your email address
You friend's name
Your friend's email address
Please type the characters you see in the image into the box provided.
CAPTCHA
Message


MM217
 
The Fortunes of War
Rabbi Moshe Grylak We’re still feeling the fallout of the First World War
Some Lessons, But Few Portents
Yonoson Rosenblum What the midterms tell us about 2020
Vote of Confidence
Eyan Kobre Why I tuned in to the liberal radio station
5 out of 10
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin Top 5 Moments of the Kinus
Day in the Life
Rachel Bachrach Chaim White of KC Kosher Co-op
When Less is More
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman How a good edit enhances a manuscript
It’s My Job
Jacob L. Freedman “Will you force me to take meds?”
They’re Still Playing My Song?
Riki Goldstein Yitzy Bald’s Yerav Na
Yisroel Werdyger Can’t Stop Singing
Riki Goldstein Ahrele Samet’s Loi Luni
Double Chords of Hope
Riki Goldstein You never know how far your music can go
Will Dedi Have the Last Laugh?
Dovid N. Golding Dedi and Ding go way back
Battle of the Budge
Faigy Peritzman Using stubbornness to grow in ruchniyus
The Challenging Child
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Strategies for raising the difficult child
Bucking the Trend
Sara Eisemann If I skip sem, will I get a good shidduch?
The Musician: Part 1
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer "If she can't read she'll be handicapped for life!"