THE MINERS' HOLIDAY.
Seven coal-miners took a holiday at the seaside during a big strike. Six
of the party spent exactly half a sovereign each, but Bill Harris was
more extravagant. Bill spent three shillings more than the average of
the party. What was the actual amount of Bill's expenditure?
Bill Harris must have spent thirteen shillings and sixpence, which would
be three shillings more than the average for the seven men--half a