(Willie is writing on the blackboard.)
Laura: (to Miss Beadle) Ma'am, how's he going to get all those numbers off again? (children start laughing)
Miss Beadle: Silence! There will be silence in this classroom! Willie, Laura has just asked a question. Will you please demonstrate the answer? (Willie erases the board)
Laura: Mary, look! It's clean as a whistle!
Nellie: What did I tell you? Country girls. They don't even know what a blackboard is!