The Man Of Common Sense
"Twice five is ten," said I to the Kaffir.
The Kaffir looked at his fingers. "Yes," said he, after a pause.
"And two tens are twenty," I said.
The Kaffir hesitated.
"Count it on your fingers and toes," I urged.
The Kaffir counted his fingers and toes.
"Yes," said he, doubtfully.
"Then," I continued, " five tens are fifty."
"Oh, no," said the Kaffir, " that's sheer mysticism; no one has so many fingers and toes as that."
He was a Kaffir.