He was a gypsy, part of a gypsy band. His name was Solomon Levi Brown. His coming was not a part of his parents’ plans but was more of an example of the old saying that “accidents cause people.” As a consequence, he ended up as a child of the whole band of gypsies, dined with anyone handy, and slept wherever he could lay his head.
They called him Solly MacKeefer, and he started his life on a rough road. He learned compassion as a young boy as he watched a girl cry over her lost pet. He eventually found love with a beautiful gypsy woman, and they brought a child into the world. However, tragedy struck this happy family when they moved to Canada, and nothing was ever the same again.
Still, Solly persevered even after facing terrible loss. No matter how cruel the world, Solly refused to be the same. He found friends in unexpected places and even died a hero. At his funeral, crowds came from all around, proving that one man changed many lives. This is Solly’s story—a gypsy boy who grew into a man and left a legacy of kindness and love.
The author, having grave concerns that in the present situation, there is too much discrimination and persecution for the least fortunate of this world and because of his belief that the vast majority of the people as a whole are a kind and benevolent society and quick to respond to the plight of their fellow man. He has tried to show that in this story.
And we should all be reminded that someone once said: “and as ye shall do unto the least of my brethren likewise shall I do unto you”.