The Trouble With Bernie

The Penny Hike - 5

Bernie and Alex approach the lady to see if they can help.

Then Bernie came up with a good idea. Without questioning either of his bench mates, he crossed the street to the Big Scoop and returned with three more triple-scoop cones.

Alex accepted his without a word. But the blue-hatted lady thanked Bernie again and again, claiming, “This is absolutely the nicest thing that anyone has done for me in a long time.” She seemed happy, and she started in on her cone with gusto, but a few minutes later she was crying again and wiping at her nose with her hankie.

“Are you sure you’re okay?” Bernie asked her.

I thought it was great for Bernie to try and help. but then I wondered if he might be getting himself into some trouble.

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