you would hardly think there was matter for dispute in the question
involved in the following little incident, yet it took the two persons
concerned some little time to come to an agreement.
Mr. Smithers hired
a motor-car to take him from Addleford to Clinkerville and back again
At Bakenham, just midway, he picked up an
acquaintance, Mr. Tompkins, and agreed to take him on to Clinkerville
and bring him back to Bakenham on the return journey.
How much should
he have charged the passenger? That is the question.
What was a
reasonable fare for Mr. Tompkins?