"I saw him with a book, Miss Ver Susa! He stole a book!"
"Be more careful!" Miss Ver Susa is just as angry. "You could have been hurt!"
But Mina remembers the man she knocked over in the square.
"He wasn't dangerous! And he even tried to pay!" She fumbles in her pocket.
"You spoke to him?!" Miss Ver Susa is aghast.
"He gave me this." Mina holds up the coin and Miss Ver Susa stares at it, suddenly silent.