In Bill Watterson's comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes,"
Calvin tries to deceive the tooth fairy using the
substitute corn kernel ploy, thereby exploiting
the rushed nature of her work. Unfortunately,
Calvin has made an error in assuming the
tooth fairy will be too busy to notice.
Calvin makes an assumption that he's more clever
than the tooth fairy, and plots to deceive her with
his clever manufacture of fake teeth.
Hobbes, content with the original bargain of
50 cents for a single tooth, questions the scheme,
realizing it may not be the quality of
the fakes, but the quantity.
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