Riddie 27.6

A mother told her 6 year old daughter that her pet dog had been hit by a car and killed. The little girl burst into tears. Half an hour later, the mother said the dog was quite well and it was all a mistake. Why did she do that?

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Based on a real story about Shirley Temple, her mother told her the lie that her dog had been killed in order to induce the sadness and tears needed for a movie scene.