Tom walked into a shop. It had a sign（招牌） outside“ Secondhand clothes bought and sold". He was carrying an old coat and asked the owner of the shop. How much will you give me for this？ " The men looked at it and then said：“ Two dollars.”
What！"said Tom. " I had guessed it was worth at least five.
“No，" said the man，“ They arent worth a cent（美分） more than two dollars.”“well，” said Tom, taking two dollars out of his bag，“ Heres your money. This coat was hanging outside your shop. The list price （XE br）of it was six dollars and a half. But I thought that was too much mon ey. So I wanted to find out how much it was really worth. Tlien he walked out of the shop with the coat and disappeared before the owner could think of anything to say.