The Innocent Thief

The Innocent Thief Six year old Xanthia watched the coin rolling across the hardwood classroom floor. It slowed, did a twirly-spin dance and shuddered to a halt next to her right foot. She bent forward staring at it.  Her right hand stretched out. She picked it up. Examined it. “Wow.  Half a crown.” She looked up. All the kids were standing in line at