Jenny arrives late to school one day, but no one is in the classroom. Are they on a field trip? She has no idea. With no one there, she tries to figure out what to do.
She sits down at her desk and starts to work on her spelling. No one shows up, though, and she starts to get seriously worried.
Before Jenny can make much headway on her spelling, a man with a black mustache and a black attaché case barges into the room and sits down at the desk next to her. He starts to question her: Why is she in school? Where are all her classmates? Jenny gets more and more agitated. "I was half an hour late today, and when I got here everybody was gone! Really! Did something happen to them?" (25.33) she asks.
The man wonders why she worked on spelling if everyone was missing. He keeps asking questions without offering answers, and Jenny starts to cry.
Two more men come into the room and start speaking to the first man, reviewing what Jenny told them. Finally the men start to leave.
As they leave, one of them calls out to Jenny: "Next time, don't come to school on a Saturday" (25.58). Well, that would explain things… or some of things, anyway.