Posted by Magnus Smith on June 19, 2017 at 22:59:40 user Magnus.
In Reply to: Re: Answers found in P&M posted by John Wilson on June 19, 2017 at 20:20:11:
This talk of the Blackett's school arrangements has reminded me of something I do not understand about the Walker family.
S&A Chapter XXIII:
A few minutes later Captain John was lying flat on his stomach on the ground with the guide-book and its map open before him. ...
“There isn’t room to do it here really properly,” he said, “but this is a sketch chart and we’ll do a good one after we get home.”
“A huge one,” said Roger, “like daddy’s chart of the China Seas.”
“And we’ll hang it up on the schoolroom wall to show where we’ve been,” said Susan.
S&A Chapter XXIX:
A moment later Captain Flint walked into the firelight. He carried a large cage wrapped up in a blue cloth cover. ...
[label reads] “From Captain Flint to the able-seaman who saved his Life.”
“But I didn’t save your life,” said Titty.
“I didn’t write life. I wrote Life,” said Captain Flint. “Mixed Moss. It’s the same thing.”
“Thank you very much indeed,” said Titty. “I’ll hang it up in the schoolroom, ready for the parrot.”
What is this 'schoolroom' they speak of? A room at home where they are taught? By Mother or a governess? Or do they mean a 'common room' at a real school?
(Apologies if this has been covered before; I can't find it online.)
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