Maybe there was something magic in those simple words, "I'm sorry."
Maybe there was something magic in those simple words, "It's all my fault."
Maybe there was, and maybe there wasn't. But they say that as soon as the old King spoke them, the sun began to shine and fight its way through the storm. They say that the falling ooblek blobs grew smaller and smaller and smaller.
They say that all the ooblek that was stuck on all the people and on all the animals of the Kingdom of Didd just simply, quietly melted away.
-- Dr. Seuss, Bartholemew and the Ooblek