A private went past a young lieutenant but didn't salute him. The lieutenant called him back, and said angrily:
"You did not salute me. For this you will immediately salute two hundred times."
At this moment the General appeared.
"What's all this?" he exclaimed when he saw the poor private.
The lieutenant said:
"This ignoramus didn't salute me, and as a punishment, I ordered him to salute two hundred times."
"Very well," replied the General, smiling. "But do not forget, sir, that you must salute in return."