Finders Keepers?
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    “Finders Keepers?” Friend, November 2018

    Finders Keepers?

    The author lives in Utah, USA.

    three friends find paper money outside

    Illustrations by Katie McDee

    We better get back to class.

    Hang on. I think I found something.

    Whoa! Josh, come here! Mike found 10 pounds!

    Brilliant!

    So what are we gonna do with it?

    Maybe we could buy some sweets.

    What are you talking about? It’s not ours.

    Of course it is! Finders keepers.

    No way. I’m gonna turn it in to the office.

    Josh and Anthony: What?!

    At least split it with me and Anthony. You can turn in the rest.

    It’s not right to keep it. You can’t change my mind.

    I found this in the courtyard. I thought someone might come looking for it.

    Oh, thank you!

    You’re such a goody-goody.

    I can’t believe you wouldn’t share.

    I know I did the right thing.

    Label: A few weeks later

    The headmistress wants to see you in her office.

    Am I in trouble?

    Come in, Mike! I just wanted to thank you for turning this in. Not many people would have. You’re a good example.

    Oh! Thank you.

    We held it in case someone came looking for it. But no one did. I thought you should keep it.

    Wow, thank you!

    Even if I hadn’t gotten the money back, I’m glad I was honest.