Ragtag Daily Prompt: Nation

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With sad eyes, Queen Pirouette looked with compassion upon the poor beggar woman. Her hand was outstretched, revealing a bony, malnourished arm.  “Alms for the poor!” She cried.  Pirouette gave her Almoner a nod of the head, and he tossed a gold coin at the woman.

“God bless you!” Shouted the old woman who bit into the coin to test its purity.  “You are the hope of the nation!” She continued.