Asking Amiss

One day I was giving my little niece some instructions on "emphasis." We were using a sentence which could be made to require five different answers by changing the emphasis each time.

After a few moments explanation she thought she understood sufficiently to make the trial. She then said, "Now, auntie, I will ask you the questions and see if you can answer correctly." The trial was made but, to her surprise, I did not give the expected answer. "Oh, you are wrong," said she, "1 did not ask that question."

August 21, 1902
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