Clay Moorehead, wide-eyed and angry, accused Kelly Diaz of stealing his goldfish. A bowl under her arm, its half dozen occupants swirling around in a fog, Kelly denied the accusation.
Also on the scene was Mac King, fresh from the farmer‘s market, a bag of produce in his arms. Quickly he sized up the situation, dropped the sack, and offered an immediate solution. An expert angler, the magician cast his hand into the bowl and with great finesse, flipped one of its orange occupants into his mouth.
“Now,” he mumbled around the squirming wet shape, “since you both claim this finny friend, I‘ll bite him in two and each of you can have half.”
“No!,” shouted Kelly. “Let Clay have him. Really! It‘s okay.”
Mac smiled, chewed, and swallowed. “Better luck next time Clay. Your fish is safe in the bowl, Kelly.”
And amazingly, he was. What was Mac‘s secret?
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Solution: The kids were so distracted by their argument, they didn‘t notice Mac palm a small piece of raw carrot from his grocery sack. When he stuck his hand in the bowl, he only pretended to pluck out a fish, mouthing the carrot instead. Taking a page from King Solomon‘s book, Mac knew that the true owner of the fish would rather it live with a stranger than be harmed.
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