Sister Barbara's good deed

Sitting by the window of her convent, Sister Barbara opened a letter
from home one evening.
Inside the letter was a $100 bill her parents had sent.
Sister Barbara smiled at the gesture.

As she read the letter by the window, she noticed a shabbily dressed
stranger leaning against the lamp post below.
Quickly, she wrote,
“Don’t despair. Sister Barbara,” on a piece of paper, wrapped the $100
bill in it, got the man’s attention and tossed it out the window to

The stranger picked it up, and with a puzzled expression and a tip of
his hat, went off down the street.

The next day, Sister Barbara was told that a man was at her
door,insisting on seeing her.
She went down, and found the stranger waiting.
Without a word, he handed her a huge wad of $100 bills.

“What’s this?” she asked.
“That’s the $8,000 you have coming sister,” he replied.“Don’t Despair
paid 80-to-1.”