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The school fool

Posted by Simon Parke, 07 August 2017, 6.24am

Tompkinson was soon to leave the school and his teacher wanted a final word with him.

He’d never liked the boy, never really taken to him; and if he’d made his life a misery sometimes, what of it?

Perhaps he had misused his power, but then Tommo had played the fool too often.

And now the moment for some parting words.

‘Soon to leave, Tompkinson?’

‘Soon to leave, sir, yes.’

‘So tell me, what do you want to be when you grow up?’

‘I’m not sure,’ replied the boy. ‘How about you, sir?’

We will never mistake an adult for someone who’s grown up…

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