Illustration: Future, Predictions

The children had all been photographed, and the teacher was trying to persuade them each to buy a copy of the group picture.

The teacher explained, "Just think how nice it will be to look at it when you are all grown up and say, 'There's Stephanie, she's a lawyer,' or, 'That's William, he's a doctor.'"

A small voice at the back of the room rang out, "And there's the teacher. She's dead."