9. Pete's Sharp Knife
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Pete was in his kitchen. He was
to slice three green apples. He liked
eat fresh apples with cinnamon sprinkled on
. He opened the blinds so that he
get more sunlight into the kitchen. Now
could see what he was doing.
a knife out of a drawer. It
"Surgical Stainless USA" on the side of
blade. The blade was very thin and
. It had teeth, like a saw. The
was a brown piece of cheap hollow
He had bought this knife about 20
ago at a county fair. It was
of those knives that were advertised on
. It could cut through a tomato can,
then cut easily and cleanly through a
"You never need to sharpen it.
sharp edge is guaranteed for life." That’s
they advertised it. And Pete, for once,
’t argue that the advertisers lied. This was
But it was also a
knife. A couple of years ago, Pete
careless. He was rapidly slicing a potato
the blade got his finger. The doctor
three stitches in Pete’s finger.
more careful," the doctor said.
thought. He was so careful that he
’t use the knife for almost a year.