I was taught that he was a young man whose parents died and left him a lot of money. One night he heard a girl crying because she couldn't get married, her parents couldn't afford the dowry. So in the night, he gathered together some gold coins into a bag and threw them up into the chimney and they fell down onto the hearth.
Then he went home and thought about the the poor mans other two daughters, so the next two nights he did the same thing. In the spring all three girls were married.
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