One of the richest couple of Ottawa came onto the stage and paid Young-ho $2500 in cash and greedily watched Min-ji as she undressed and handed over her last garment.
As her last dress was sold, Min-ji bowed to the audience, thanked them for their generous help to the Earthquake Relief Fund and was about to leave the stage when someone in the audience shouted, ‘Why don’t you auction what you’re wearing now?’
A few more people joined him: ‘Do it for a good cause, Min-ji’, ‘Many here will bid high to get your undies and bra; you’d raise lot of funds’.
Young-ho rushed to the stage to control the noisy crowd. ‘Stop this nonsense, please’, he said. ‘If the people here are generous, why can’t you donate whatever you can? Why do you need to bid for petty things off Min-ji’s person? We won’t auction anything anymore. You’re welcome to donate whatever you can.’
For a few seconds, no words were spoken from the audience. Some of them got up from their seats and were about to leave. Min-ji came to the front of the stage and said: ‘Ladies and gentlemen, I know many of you want to buy these small things off my person. For a good cause, I’m prepared to sell these and walk naked from this stage. But this time I would follow a different procedure, no loud bidding, no showing off. Young-ho will stand near the stage door, pay him whatever you like to pay and go back to your seat. You won’t get back what you pay Young-ho, that sum will be donated to earthquake victims. After all of you have gone back to your seats, Young-ho will call the highest donor and that highest donor will get these small things from me’.
This was a different process, none could guess what others donated; there was no noise, no rush. Still a lot of the audience paid whatever they could gamble for their souvenir of the day. When no-one approached Young-ho for five minutes, he asked, ‘Please let me know at once, if anyone is interested to donate for Min-ji’s things’.
After no voice was heard in response to Young-ho’s request, he announced, ‘The winner is Roger, please come to the stage’.
Roger, the matinee idol, the Hollywood North hero, came onto the stage. The audience applauded, ‘Roger’, ‘Roger’, ‘Roger’ almost in unison.
Roger took Min-ji’s hand and kissed it. In response, Min-ji kissed his cheek and said, ‘Please wait near the wardrobe door for your things, Roger’.
Min-ji entered the wardrobe and closed the wardrobe door. A minute later, the door was slightly opened and through that tiny opening appeared Min-ji’s left hand holding her undies and bra.
‘Roger, please’, Min-ji’s soft voice was heard.
Roger rushed and took Min-ji’s underwear from her hand. When Min-ji closed the door, Roger, the hero, came to the front of the stage and said, holding Min-ji’s underwear with both hands: ‘Ladies and gentlemen, I feel Min-ji’s warmth in these, the warmth of her heart. Generous Min-ji can donate anything for a good cause. I wish I could win her warm heart’.
There was a big applause from the audience. ‘Roger’, ‘Roger’, ‘Min-ji’, Min-ji’.
Soon another loud voice emerged. ‘Open the wardrobe door, Roger. Pull her out of the wardrobe. We want to see Min-ji—bare.’
Some more voices were heard, ‘Pull Min-ji out, Roger, want to see her, bare; focus the camera on her’.
A little girl and a little boy were near the wardrobe door. They passed something through the door. A few seconds later Min-ji came out with underwear and brassiere on. The boy handed over a dress to Min-ji, who put it on quickly and wrapped her arms around the boy and the girl.
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