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A colleague took her Year 2 class to an exhibition at an art gallery. Pride of place in the exhibition was given to a Turner watercolour. The children stopped and stared at the work of art for a while, and then one boy turned to the curator.

"What's this one worth, then?" he wanted to know.

"Oh," the curator thought for a moment. "A painting like this is priceless. "

The boy looked at the watercolour again, then back to the man.

"Go on," he said, "it must be worth something."

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