In praise of small schools

By Jacqueline Haydn In Uncategorized

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26th February, 2005
When I was just seven, a lunch monitor sent Marilyn and me to the dark, dank cloakroom over a misdeed. The longer we crouched among the coats, the more likely that Shiny Pants with-strap-bulging would deal to us. I said to chubby Marilyn it was best to run. Over vast playing fields, out the back way, eyes goggly-wild with fear. My parents got up from their softboiled eggs. Pitilessly, they said, "Go back and tell the teacher you are sorry." And she was sorry, she said, she had to give us the strap, six of the best. Kind, inspiring Miss Pine. Was this the kickstart of my insurrectional ...

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