Wording of this Handout:
but when the minister knocked on his door that night, he was so surprised he didn't know what to do.
"I have a story to tell you" said the minister.
Old John opened the door and let the minister in.
"So, what's the story?" Said Old John.
"Its about a little girl, called Annie" said the minister, and he told Old John about the knives being cleaned, and the dinner being cooked, and the lace being ironed, and the beautiful singing.
When the story was finished, Old John looked very sad.
"I know who Annie is" said Old John, with tears in his eyes.
"Who?' Said the minister.
"She's my daughter" said Old John "And I'm sorry for the way I've treated her all these years!" So Annie and her father were brought together again, and Old John opened his heart to Jesus - and all this happened because a little servant-girl called Annie polished some dirty knives as best she could.