Chapter 269: Real Value
Sticking a washer on the tip of his finger, Jayce said, “I thought you said your piggy bank was full.”
Zeke pushed pop can tabs into a pile. “Yep!”
“This is nice stuff. Interesting stuff. But there’s a difference between full and valuable.”
Fishing out a nickel, the boy said, “Parts are money.”
“Son.” Jayce rubbed his chin and tried to explain. “Stores won’t trade buttons for a chef coat.”
“I know. But you and me could trade.”
Ethan smiled crookedly as Jayce glanced between the boy and his treasures, then gave in. “How much for those two red checkers?”
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