Chinese Society Updated:Sun, Dec 16, 2012 08:21 AM By Bernd Chang
A child beggar, leading a horse and dog, kneels down in front of a store on a street in Ezhou of Hubei province, December 16, 2012. The girl will not leave without receiving money. It is surprising that the dog on horseback kneels down too and only rises to its feet when its master stands up and gets ready to leave.
A resident from Ezhou city of Hubei province surnamed Wang told the local newspaper (Hubei Times) that he saw a child beggar begging along a street and what surprised him was that the little girl led a tall horse, on the back of which stood a dog.
Beggars are usually not welcome all over the world, especially in Chinese cities where begging is said to be an occupation instead of being out of miserable living conditions. Chinese beggars often havest not a penny after a days begging, but not the child beggar accompanied by a horse and dog from Ezhou of Hubei province.
A local resident surnamed Wang told the local newspaper (Hubei Times) that he saw a child girl (or a teenage girl) beggar begging along a street and what surprised him was that the child beggar led a tall horse, on the back of which stood a dog. And the dog would kneel down too when the girl knelt down and rose to its feet when its master stood up and got ready to leave.
Mr. Wang said he saw the girl, leading a tall horse, knelt down begging from door to door of the stores along the Beizizheng shopping street. "The girl wearing little clothes is about just 10 years old. It is sad to see such a little child beggar begging in the breezing cold winter."
When approaching the girl, Wang was surprised to see on the back of the tall horse stood a dog. "The child beggar went to the door of the stores and knelt down without saying a word, and it was amazing that the puppy knelt down too and only rose to its feet when the master stood up and got ready to leave. Some bosses gave the girl a few RMB and others just drove her away. "
Mr. Wang approached the girl and asked where she comes from but the girl did not reply. "I give her 5 yuan and left. I suppose someone hiding in the dark was watching her".