How do the children’s reactions to the bachelor's story develop the humor in “The Storyteller”?

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The bachelor in "The Storyteller" tells the three children on the train a completely inappropriate story that contradicts all the good lessons their aunt has tried to drill into them with a boring, moralizing tale.

However, the children's reactions develop the story's humor because they are very happy about the wicked tale the train passenger tells. Humor works on many levels, and one can be anticipation. We anticipate the children will relish this...

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