'' There will be no talking! '' boomed the pencil woman, who entered just then, slamming the door behind her. She strode briskly to the front of the room, carrying a tall stack of papers and a jar of pickles. ''If any child is caught cheating, then he or she will be executed ----''
The children gasped.
''I'm sorry, did I say executed? I meant to say escorted. Any child caught cheating will be escorted from the building at once.