Two nickels and five pennies

When ice cream cost much less, a boy entered a soda fountain and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him. “How much is an ice cream sundae?” “Fifty cents,” replied the waitress. The little boy put his hand into his pocket and pulled it out. He studied the number of coins in it for a moment. “How much is a dish of plain ice cream?” he asked.

Some people were now waiting for a table and the waitress was growing impatient with the little boy. “Thirty-five cents,” she said angrily. The little boy again counted the coins.


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