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Pages: 82

Language: English

Publisher: General Books LLC (2 Feb. 2012)

By: Charles Turley (Author)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII FALSE MOUSTACHES It is, at the best of times, but poor fun waiting for things to happen to you. Whether you are in for something good or bad, I would much rather get it over and done with. I have often read that people in suspense say they live a lifetime in a very few minutes, which seems to me to reflect great credit on their imagination, and I should think they must have begun their experiences early by having to wait while their masters decided whether the)' were to be expelled from school or not. I am not going to say I lived a lifetime before I saw the Head again, because I am not a cat, and the fact that I am still alive to say what happened to me would disprove my statement even if I was fool enough to make it. But I can say honestly that I had a very poor time. I did not want to leave Cliborough, and if I was expelled for having a row with Leach I thought I should have got to about as low a point as any ordinary boy could possibly reach. Foster said very little about it, because he was terribly sick with himself for having persuaded me 235 to send for my father. But, as a matter of fact, it was a good thing for me that the Head was brought to an explosive state, for he had done the very thing that he blamed me so mercilessly for doing, and it just showed him--and he had apparently forgotten it--that there are some people who make you lose your temper however much you may pride yourself on being able to control it. Thank goodness! Dr. Stainer had a sense of humour: if he had been worried out of it, I think I should have been what Morrison called 'a goner.' As it was, when I went to see him at twelve o'clock the next day, I was treated in a way which struck me at the time as being lenient, though when I thought of it afterwards I wa...


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