We all know the story of the boy who cried wolf, right?

Recently, reddit user starknolonger had a teacher friend who assigned her third grade class an assignment on that story, and asked them to break down how the story went.

If you did it in your head, you would add in a whole bunch of details, like the responsibility the boy had for taking care of his sheep, and how he was supposed to lookout for wolves, and when he cried wolf for attention he lost the trust of the community, and the moral of the story is that you should never lie, and etc.

But a child in the class, with all the world's elegant simplicity, wrote this:

It's too perfect.
It's too perfect.

Somehow, this 8-year-old nailed the whole story by rearranging only three words.


It is said that "brevity is the soul of wit," but if this third-grader had written it, it would be: brevity --> wit.