An Eton boy was asked by his teacher to write an essay on poverty, which he would then have to read out to the class. He was a very serious boy and gave much thought to the essay. The day came when he had to read it out.
He started, “There was this family…” So it was going to be a harrowing story about an unfortunate family. “There was this family. The father was poor. The mother was poor; and the butler was poor…”