2695. The snapping turtle
© Bruce Goodman 15 April 2023

Now children, safety comes first. Don’t ever put your hand in the aquarium where we keep the class’s pet snapping turtle. Not unless I say. There is a right and wrong way to handle a snapping turtle.

Rudolf Morrison, are you talking behind your hand while I’m speaking? Come up here instantly and shove that deceitful hand of yours into the aquarium. You have to learn your lesson. We’ll not tolerate such insubordination.

Where is it? The snapping turtle seems to have gone.

(The class waits for crabby Ms Doolittle to sit.)

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