Back to School
Dealing with the difference in behaviour of schoolboys in last century and their modern successors the Bishop of Portsmouth at Ryde School on Tuesday related how, in the old days, a young master taking his first class was greeted with uproar.
“Who did that?” he demanded.
“I did, sir,” said a boy at the back, “Half-time!”
“Come out,” said the master, and the boy advanced.
“My poor boy, turn round,” continued the newcomer. “It was not half-time – it was a free kick!”
Source: Isle of Wight Times 7 March 1935
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