Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 2282
guerdon, ding-dong ditch, bathetic, gung-ho
However bathetic their parents were, the young children of this year's crop of U.N. representatives were energetic and impressively unsentimental, being particularly gung-ho about playing tricks on their elders (like the city-friendly games of Ring The Bell And Run Like Hell, variously known as Knock Knock Ginger, Tok Tokkie, Nicky Nicky Nine Door, Ding-Dong Ditch, Belletje Trekken, etc., depending on national origin), especially once they understood the concept of diplomatic immunity, and Mrs Phillips, who had been assigned the third grade class as a guerdon for twenty-five years of patient service to the seventh grade, was just now realizing that it wasn't going to be the field of clover she had hoped for.
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