Yiddish title: Dovid Meylekh Yisroel
During the rest of the year, an ancient Jew collects food and clothing for Jewish prisoners. On Simkhes Toyre, he leads the children in a merry parade—until a vindictive police chief locks him up.
Sholem Aleichem, Old Country Tales, p.272-277; and Shevrin, A Treasury of Sholom Aleichem Children’s Stories, p.269-277.
Yiddish source. Fun Peysekh Biz Peysekh, AV’42 Band 5, Alef 175- 183.
The Merrymakers by Sholem Aleichem (See Life in the Shtetl)