The Sultan and the Mermaid Queen
Vietnam’s street kids learn the restaurant business HANOI, Vietnam “Postcards, mister?” I explained to the teen-aged boy outside a luxury hotel in Hanoi that I didn’t need any more postcards. “Please mister.” So I bought a few more postcards, hoping my dollar would buy the young man a meal or two. Officially there are some 19,000 street children in Hanoi, but social workers estimate the number of destitute youngsters at twice that number. Most of these...