It is worth 3 dollars to Nicholas. This is an old drawing...as you can see by the sun faded corner. Nicholas found it last night and started admiring it. Thomas noticed him, and an old forgotten piece of paper instantly became VERY valuable to him. Soon, both boys were screaming hysterically. Jackson intervened and a very interesting thing happened. I'm not sure how it came about, but he told Nicholas if he really wanted it, he would have to pay Thomas for it. Nicholas quickly ran off to find his birthday money. Jackson said, "Nicholas, how much will you pay Thomas for it?" "Three dollars." "Are you sure you want to pay three dollars...I would pay one quarter." "Three dollars."
Then Jackson brings Thomas into the bartering. "Thomas will you sell this picture to Thomas for three dollars?" "No...Ten dollars." (I am holding back laughter at this point) Nicholas quickly responds with a firm "Three dollars." Thomas hesitates and then says, "Okay...seven dollars." (Who taught them this?) Nicholas sticks with his "Three dollars." This went on for some time with the deal almost vanishing before Thomas consented to three dollars.
Nicholas is now the proud owner of Thomas's artwork. It has since been turned into an airplane.