The fourth-grade teacher had to leave the room for a few minutes. When she
returned, she found the children in perfect order. Everybody was sitting
She was shocked and stunned and said, "I've never seen anything like this
before. This is wonderful. But, please tell me, what came over all of you? Why
are you so well behaved and quiet?"
Finally, after much urging, little Sally spoke up and said, "Well, one time you
said that if you ever came back and found us quiet, you would die of shock."