"You see," our teacher said to us, "now I have a very tricky question for you. Are you ready?" We all nodded carefully, looking sideways at the other boys and girls next to us. We were ten years old. Were we really ready? We hoped so. "Okay," he said. "Here we go!" We felt a little nervous but up for it. "How did the husband poison his wife with a razor?" Whaaaat? Our faces were getting red now. This teacher, was he drunk or something? We were only ten years old but we knew, definitely, you can't poison somebody with a razor! "Give up?" he said. He was smiling at us. Nobody wanted to be the first to give up, but we all did give up. "Okay," he said. "Here's the answer: he gave her arse nick!"
The teacher and a husband's deadly deed
Thursday, 23 August 2012