One day in class the teacher brought a bag full of fruit. "blow class, I' m going to reach
into the bag and describe a piece of fruit, and you tell what fruit I' m talking about. Clay,
first: it' s roted, plumb and red."
Of course, Johnny raised his hand high, but the teacher, wisely ignored him and picked
Deborah, who promptly answered "An apple." The teacher replied, Tno Deborah, it' s a
beet, but I like your thinking." blow for the second. It' s soft, fuzzy, and colored red and
Well, Johnny is hopping up and down in his seat trying to get the teacher to call on him,
But she skips hint again and calls on Billy. "Is it a peach?" Billy asks. "lilo, Billy, I' m
afraid it' s a potato. But I like your thinking," the teacher replies. Here' s another: it' s long,
yellow, and fairly hard."
By now Johnny is about to explode as he was-‘ es his hand frantically. The teacher skips
him again and calls on Sally. "A banana," she says. Tno," the teacher replies, "it' s a
squash, but I like your thinking."
Johnny is kind of irritated now, so he speaks up loudly. "Hey, I' got one for you
teacher; let me put my hand in my pocket. Okay, We got it: it' s round, hard, and it got a
head on it." "Johnny!" she cries. "That' s disgusting!" "?Hope," answers Johnny, "it' s a
quarter, but I like your thinking!"