Queen Victoria's Request by C. H. Spurgeon
A dirty, coal begrimed beggar has received an invitation from the Queen to attend a function at the palace. He thinks about buying some soap and cleaning himself up - but the invitation says, 'Come just as you are.' You can't ignore a request like that from the Queen so the beggar arrives at the Palace door anxious about what he is going to find.
Will he be accepted into the Queen's presence or will he just be sent away?
A Classic story of grace and mercy told by the Prince of Preachers, Charles Spurgeon.