Beaver and Larry have been elected co-chairs of their class' cookie drive committee, the funds from which are to be used for a class trip at the end of the year. As co-chairs, Beaver and Larry will alternate their responsibilities each week, one in charge of carrying the cookie box, the other in charge of holding onto the money and the key to the closet where the cookies are stored. Thinking him a nice guy since he helped them out, Beaver and Larry give $3 of the cookie drive money to eighth grader Roger Delacy, who tells them a story of coming from a poor family that doesn't have enough money to feed themselves, but that his father will come into a financial windfall from which he can pay back the $3. When Beaver and Larry see Roger the next day, Roger feigns ignorance about the $3 or telling the previous story about his family. As Beaver and Larry try and figure out how to replace the $3, especially as Mr. Preston, the cookie man, has only given them a day to make their account ... Written by
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Hey Wally, if I did lose the cookie money, what do you suppose they'd do to me in school?
Well, the kids might ostracise ya.
Gee, what's that?
We just read about it in History. It's what they did to Benedict Arnold.
Oh. Did he lose some cookie money?