The Story of
Percival Parsimonious By Lucy Valteris English 9 Honors
Little Percival Parsimonious was born in the 15th century to his Middle English Dad, Parcimony, and Latin Mom, Parsimonia.
His family name came from his grandfather, Parsus, which meant â€œto spareâ€? in Latin.
Percival went to preschool, but his teachers and peers couldnâ€™t say his name and he grew sad. To solve this problem, he wore a nametag that said how to say his name.
Later in high school, he made a bunch of friends… and enemies
His friends were…
and Stan Stingy.
His enemies were…
and Mark Munificent.
After high school and college, Percival Parsimonious became a very successful businessman and was swimming in wealth.
Percival, however, rarely spent a cent.
Whenever he went shopping, he bought clothes on sale or at reduced prices.
He wouldnâ€™t even pay for a nice college for his children, Penelope, and Pepe.
Percival kept all his money in a safe and was unwilling to spend any of it.
Percival died, but his name lived onâ€Ś.
Can you guess what his last name means?