“That was rough.”
“I hate that class. Seriously, what’s he expect us to do, memorize the entire book? Forget that!”
“With as many years as he’s been teaching, Mr. Adams probably does have it memorized.”
“That last essay had me totally stumped. I don’t think I even understood the question.”
“Pffft! I didn’t even make it to the last page!”
“Tell me ‘bout it.”
“At least it looks like everybody else did about the same. Maybe he’ll grade it on a curve.”
“Not likely, gentlemen,” Mr. Adams commented as he passed them, “considering you only needed one answer.” Glancing back he supplied, “Forty-two.”
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