Human sympathy was the currency this young beggar traded in and business was good. But the arrival of another hustler interrupts his comfortable routine.
It was a sign he needed to step up his game. And so begins a masterclass in manipulation as they each try to out-sad the other.
They spun tall tales of hungry children and terminal illnesses, each fighting for a bigger share of the pie.
What a pity that while they were so focused on each other, they forgot about more dangerous competition out there. They’re about to be ambushed… with a real dose of misery.