A couple had just finished tucking their young ones into bed one evening when they heard sobbing coming from three-year-old Billy's room.
Rushing to his side, they found him crying hysterically.He had accidentally swallowed a penny and was sure he was going to die.
No amount of talking could change his mind.Desperate to calm him, the husband palmed a penny that he happened to have in his pocket and pretended to pull it from Billy's ear.
Billy was delighted. In a flash, he snatched it from his dad's hand, swallowed it and demanded cheerfully, "Do it again, dad!"