1. A Small Shop
Alan Smith and his wife run a small shop in a small town. It sells milk, butter, cheese, eggs and other things. It is open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and on Sunday morning, but it is shut on Sunday afternoon and on Monday.
Alan goes to some farms on Monday and buys their best butter and cheese and eggs from the farmers, but he buys his milk in the town.
Alan and his wife also sell a lot of food. One Saturday a woman came into the shop. She bought some eggs and some butter, and then she said to Alan, "your eggs and your butter are dear today. Why are Saturday and Sunday dearer than the other days??Alan smiled and said, "Our food is not dearer on Saturday and Sunday! It is cheaper on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday!
A university professor made experiments with several kinds of animals. He hoped to know which animal was the cleverest. He found out it was the monkey.
In one experiment the professor put a monkey in a room with several small boxes. Some boxes were inside other boxes. One small box had some food inside it. The professor wanted to watch the monkey and find out how long it would take the monkey to find the food.
The professor left the room. He waited a few minutes outside the door. Then he kneeled down and put his eye to the keyhole. What did he see? To his surprise he found himself looking directly into the eyes of the monkey. The monkey was on the other side of the door, looking at the professor through the keyhole.