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The Eggs: A Greek Folk Tale Retold and…

The Eggs: A Greek Folk Tale Retold and Illustrated

by Aliki

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This is one of my favorite books from my childhood. It's a Greek folk tale about a sea captain who has eggs for lunch in a restaurant and forgets to pay. Although he returns to pay for the meal six years later, the debt to the owner of the restaurant has grown in the time that has passed. Good for talking about the concept of interest in units about money.
  scducharme | Mar 21, 2012 |
A man does not pay for his 4 eggs, 6 years later the inn keeper who fried the eggs tried to trick him into buying the chickens he could have had from those 4 eggs. A lawyer comes in and outsmarts the inn keeper.
  alv003 | Dec 12, 2010 |
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Six years earlier the sea captain had forgotten to pay for a dinner of four eggs. When he returns to settle the debt he is told the price has risen to five hundred gold pieces.

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