The story of the Railbike twins. Railbike detectives 1: Lemonade stand
"25 dollars, yes, now, you can ride a Railbike now. Here`s the-" Mr. Parkinson was interrupted by a suddent shout. "Dad!" It was Susan and Susie. "Oh, you`re home." Dad laughed. Susie saw a lemonade stand and got an idea. "Do you want to have a lemonade stand?" She asked Susan. Susan nodded. "Mom can help us. But what will we use the money for?" The twins thought and thought. They agreed to buy books. They laughed. "This is going to be fun!" Susie laughed. Susan laughed too. "I can`t wait!" She exclaimed.
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Mrs. Parkinson helped the girls set the table and make some lemonade. "Have fun, girls, close the stand when sunset. It`s dangerous out at night. When night, you`ll bring the table, lemonade, sign, and chairs in. You will open the stand at weekends, or when holidays we`re free. Okay?" The girls nodded. "Have fun!" Then, she went inside. The twins had a lot of customers. When sunset, Susan helped herself to some lemonade.
"Let`s see how much money we made." When they reached the cashbox, Susan gasped. "The lock on the cashbox is gone!" Susie, her hands trembling, opened the box, and checked her checklist. "Oh, man." She sighed. "What`s the matter now?" Susan asked. Susie sighed. "80% of 100% of the money we made is gone!
We only have 20% of 100% of the money now, which means," She sighed. "50 cents. We had made 2.50 dollars.
But we have only 50 cents. We should have the quarters. There`s two. One person takes one coin." After they took the money, Susie sighed again. "I want to ride a railbike at father`s too." Susan rolled her eyes. "Dad owns the railbike company, the closest one to our house. Cheer up, We`ll be able to go there for free." Susie brightened a bit. "I suppose. But all the money is gone. Hmm..... Aha! Susan, Let`s be the Railbike detectives!"