Mr. Hanson: (after Caroline quits teaching) Would you mind telling us why?
Caroline: Would it be all right if I answered your question with a question?
Mr. Hanson: You betcha. You ask anything you want.
Caroline: Suppose you were in your mill, working on a special order, and someone walked in--
Mr. Hanson: Oh, I don't let anyone in my mill while I am working. That is my rule.
Caroline: Suppose that person came in anyway and, in the process, threw a rock between your millstone and destroyed everything you would trying to do.
Mr. Hanson: I would grab that man by the back of his pants and throw him out into the street!
Caroline: That idea did occur to me. But sadly, I am a lady, and the other person involved was also a lady.
Doc Baker: Is that what happened? Like a rock between a millstone?
Caroline: Everything I was trying to do was destroyed,
in much the same way.