How did Patrick help him? Patrick sat beside the little man and guided him. He brought books from the library and read out to him. OR Patrick had to consult a dictionary, guide the elf in doing sums in arithmetic and read out portions from history books. Related posts: In what subjects did the little man need help, to do Patrick’s homework? Why did the little man grant Patrick a wish? What did the dog do to lead the farmer to the hidden gold? What was Patrick’s wish?