But would there be? The children held their breath as Mr. Goldstein rang up the cash register. The purchases cost $0.83, $0.98, $1.29, $1.57- number after number flashed before their eyes, until Mr. Goldstein rang up the total. Thats $15.34, Mrs. Schwartz,, he said to Chanas mother.
Schwartz opened her wallet and looked inside. Oh, dear, she said, holding her
money. I have only fifteen dollars.
Mr. Goldstein didnt mind. Dont worry, he said. you can pay the rest the next time you come.
But Mrs.Schwartz looked worried. No, she replied softly, shaking her head. I dont want to owe anyone money. Chana, dear, please. Put back the candy.