“Get your leg back under the blanket,” said Dana, peevishly.
“No!” said I, petulantly.
“Do it or I will change blankets,” said Dana, menacingly.
“Waah!” said I, impudently. But I quickly swung my leg below the blanket.
“Just a minute. Does this new blanket have spikes or something?”
“Then how is that a threat? Why should I be afraid of you changing the blanket?”
“It’s not what I say, but how I say it.”
I wonder if this is something I could use in the classroom: “Neil, be quiet or I’ll give you an eraser.”
behavior management, adverbs, humor?