The farmer arrived at his friend's house and knocked on the door. It was opened by a boy about nine years old.
- Is your dad at home?
- No, sir, he went to town.
- And mom?
- She went with dad.
- And your brother Howard? He is at home?
“No sir, he's in town with Mom and Dad.
The farmer shifted from foot to foot, muttering to himself.
- Is there something I can do for you? The boy asked. “I know where all the tools are, if you need anything, or I can give Dad a message.
“Well, ” the farmer said uncertainly. “I really need to talk to your dad. The thing is, my daughter Susie is pregnant with your brother Howard.
The boy thought about it, and then said:
- Yes, you need to talk to your dad about it. I know he charges $ 500 for a bull, $ 50 for a pig, but I don’t know how much he will ask for Howard.