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Shrewd Todie and Lyzer the Miser

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 4, 5
Page count: 5
Categories: Folk Tale, Humor, Jewish


Isaac Bashevis

Appeared in

The World Treasury of Children's Literature, III

Story Summary

Shrewd Todie borrows a silver spoon from his neighbor Lyzer the Miser and the next day returns two silver spoons, claiming that the one gave birth to the other. This sets the stage for an elaborate con that will really get the best of Lyzer the Miser.