We were reading this great and frequently anthologized mid-century American short story about bullying called "The White Circle."
Question: Why did Tucker try to kill Anvil?IRONY ALERT!! As my clever hubby said, "well, Anvil definitely won't do it again." And that's how a metaphor that began with how teachers use rewards and punishments just up and died.
Answer: Tucker probably wanted to teach Anvil a lesson.