A criminal gang are attempting to crack a safe, but what they discover inside is unexpected. The story begins as the gang bring the safe into their lair and Miguel, the crime boss, reads out the numbers. He gets annoyed when Javier – keen to be in command – attempts to read them too. Pepe, the gang idiot, oversees the opening of the safe. He gets frustrated when Pili constantly repeats the numbers that Miguel is reading, only to then get the numbers wrong twice, most notably going to 10 instead of 100 and getting annoyed when the safe doesn’t open. When Javier points out his mistake, it works. Just before opening the safe, Pepe insists that as the eldest he should get more money than the rest. Javier refutes him being oldest and claims to be the same age (patently not) and demonstrates on a calendar that the month they were born in shows that he is in fact older. Javier realises as he reads out the months of the year that actually, Pepe is older ‘in months’. He still argues that it’s not fair however and Miguel, as the boss, imposes order and backed up by Pili says they all receive the same amount. The safe is opened. The four criminals are dumbfounded as the safe contains four dolls. Inside the dolls head are diamonds. Miguel suggests they guess how much they are worth. After suggesting 100 or 1000 euros, Miguel reveals they are worth 1,000,000 euros. The three who have their dolls are amazed. But Pepe, who threw his away, is devastated and runs off in the (vain) hope of retrieving his.
Teachers could provide some shoe boxes and for each one, a list of numbers that will 'open' the lid. Pupils are chosen to say the numbers correctly, in order to see what is in the box. This could also be used to play a game of Bingo.