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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.

After twenty minutes, a whistle blew and silence descended while the young scholars waited to see how the new master would handle the situation.OldDesignShop_1880sSchoolBoy


“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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