Books held a very strong attraction for him. The fact that new books were now too expensive for him, made buying many out of the question. But he still saved some money every week from his pension and would browse in the old book store near his home.
Cathy owned the store and noticed him standing by the display many times, only to go out without buying any books. She guessed that the price of even the used books may be out of his reach. She thought of a clever way of helping him.
Can I help you with anything”, she asked.
“No thanks I am just looking around”, replied the gentleman.
“You do know we have a lending system here as well. You can pay security of $5 and take two books home for reading, just like a library. When you are done, you can exchange them for more”
The light of happiness in his eyes made telling the fib worthwhile.