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    "Mr. Goldblatt," announced little Johnny, "there's something I can't figure out."

    "What's that, Johnny?" asked Goldblatt.

    "Well, according to the Bible, the Children of Israel crossed the Red Sea, right?"

    "Right."

    "And the Children of Israel beat up the Phillistines, right?"

    "Er, right."

    "And the Children of Israel built the Temple, right?"

    "Again you're right."

    "And the Children of Israel fought the Egyptians, and the Children of Israel fought the Romans, and the Children of Israel were always doing something important, right?"

    "All that is right, too," agreed Goldblatt. "So what's your question?"

    "What were all the grown-ups doing?"
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