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A five-year-old girl in London was [fine / fined] £150 ($194) by a local government in London for selling 50p (65 cents) cups [of / for] lemonade. The fine [upsetting / upset] the little girl because she thought she had done something wrong. The girl's father, Andre Spicer, is [the / a] university professor. He said his daughter set up the [stall / still] on a street in London. She wanted to sell her lemonade to people who were [on / in] their way to a music festival. Mr Spicer said his daughter [bust / burst] into tears. He said she told him: "I've [done / did] a bad thing". Mr Spicer said his daughter was very excited by the idea of [sets / setting] up a lemonade stall near her house. He said: "She just wanted to put a smile on people's faces. She was really [proud / pride] of herself."

Mr Spicer [explanation / explained] what happened to make his daughter cry. He said: "After a short time [treading / trading] , four enforcement officers walked over [of / from] the other side of the road. I was [quite / quiet] shocked. I thought that they would just tell us to pack [down / up] and go home, but they turned on their mobile camera and [begin / began] reading from a big script explaining that she did not have a trading licence. My daughter clung to me screaming 'Daddy, Daddy, I've done a [badly / bad] thing.' She's five. We were then issued a [fine / fined] of £150. We packed up and walked home." A local government spokesman said: "We are very sorry that this [has / is] happened….The fine will be cancelled immediately and we have contacted Mr Spicer and his daughter to [sorry / apologise] ."

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