“I know you cannot count beyond ten, so I will tell you. Hold up your  two hands. On both of them you have altogether ten fingers and thumbs.  Very well. I now take this grain of sand—you hold it, Hoo-Hoo.” He  dropped the grain of sand into the lad’s palm and went on. “Now that  grain of sand stands for the ten fingers of Edwin. I add another grain.  That’s ten more fingers. And I add an”I know you cannot count beyond ten, so I will tell you. Hold up your  two hands. On both of them you have altogether ten fingers and thumbs.  Very well. I now take this grain of sand—you hold it, Hoo-Hoo.” He  dropped the grain of sand into the lad’s palm and went on. “Now that  grain of sand stands for the ten fingers of Edwin. I add another grain.  That’s ten more fingers. And I add another, and another, and another, other, and another, and another,