Alice had never seen such a beautiful cake. The talented Italian chef set it down in front of Alice and placed a silver fork next to his creation. He waited for her response.
“If I eat the whole thing I’ll get a terrible stomach ache,” Alice lamented to the chef. “But it looks so very, very delicious; please do let me have a fraction.”
The chef broke out in a smile. Her words meant there would be a fraction for him as well.