Tonight, we’ll read a story from Folk-Tales of the Khasis called "The Blessing of the Mendicant" (or Beggar), compiled by Mrs. Rafy in 1920.
The Khasi people are an indigenous ethnic tribe from India. A unique feature of the Khasi people is that they follow the matrilineal system of descent and inheritance. A mendicant is a person who relies on alms to survive. This person is often a monk or otherwise part of a religious order.