The Undergraduate’s Death

It was a brisk spring morning when an undergraduate bumped into his former teacher. “Good morning, Professor Milsap!” said the young lad.

“Do I know you?” replied the teacher.

“It’s me, Robbie Gorton. I was in your class last semester,” explained the student.

“Can’t be!” snorted the professor. “Robbie Gorton is dead!”

“I can assure you, I’m very much alive,” smiled the student.

“Impossible,” said the professor. “I was told you’d died by a colleague who’s had 22 peer-reviewed papers published, so his opinion’s bound to be much more reliable than yours.”

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