 Lencho was a farmer, his house was the only house in the valley and on top of a hill. 

Lencho’s fields needed rain for a good harvest. 

He looked expectantly at the sky and it did rain at last

The drops of rain were like the coins for him, which would help him reap a good harvest and earn some money for his family.
 But his happiness was short lived as very large hailstones began to fall after the rain and destroyed his crop.

 There was a single hope -help from God, On the following Sunday ,he wrote a letter to God.

 He needed a hundred pesos to sow his fields again and to live until the new crop came.

 He wrote ‘To God ‘ on the envelope and put the letter into the mail box. 

The postman laughed heartily and took it to the postmaster ,the postmaster laughed too but soon he became serious.
 He decided to reply the letter and help Lencho, as he did not want Lencho to lose faith in God.

 Postmaster could collect seventy pesos only, from his employees and he himself also contributed a part of his salary.
 He put the money in an envelope and posted it to Lencho.

 Lencho was happy but not at all surprised when he received the money because he had an unbroken faith in God .
 His happiness turned into anger as there were only seventy pesos instead of hundred pesos .

 Lencho could never believe that God could ever deceive him .

 So, he wrote another letter to God reminding him that he received only 70 pesos sent by him

 He asked God not to send the rest of 30 pesos through the mail as the post office employees were a ‘ bunch of crooks.


  1. Whom did Lencho write a letter? What did he ask for and why?
  2. 2. What were Lencho’s feelings when he found the letter with money in it? What did he do after opening it?
  3. 3. Why does the postmaster send money to Lencho? Why does he sign the letter ‘God’?
  4. 4. What are the raindrops compared to and why?
  5. Who does Lencho think has taken the rest of the money? Describe the ironical ending of the story?