In the short story ‘My Lost Dollar’ by Stephen Leacock, what did Todd write to his friend from Bermuda. Did the note contain what the speaker wished to see?
In Leacock’s story ‘My Lost Dollar’, Todd sent a note from Hamilton, Bermuda to his friend and our speaker in the story. In that note, he merely spoke about the weather conditions over there and said that the temperature was up to nearly 100. The speaker got confused for a moment and probably realised that it was in Fahrenheit and not in Celsius. The note did not contain what the speaker thought would be in it — the dollar that he had lent to Todd when he was going to Bermuda.
I think that the speaker got confused on seeing “100” because 100 cents make a dollar. Is it correct?
I doubt it’s correct to assume the speaker got confused by the “100” because 100 cents make a dollar because it is clearly mentioned in the story that “ He merely said the temperature was up to nearly 100.