Re: Its far the best camp weve ever had, said Mate Susan. . .


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Posted by Magnus Smith on September 05, 2017 at 00:24:28 user Magnus.

In Reply to: Re: Its far the best camp weve ever had, said Mate Susan. . . posted by Mike Dennis on September 04, 2017 at 21:49:45:

Good observation!

I suppose we are meant to assume they have done 'outdoorsy' things in all their previous school holidays (including sailing at Falmouth) so they have stayed in a few wild spots before, maybe in borrowed tents?

But Mike is right: often a child's first penknife is "the best knife ever" and so on.

This has made me think about Mother, and her middle class-ness. Would an officer's wife, with a nanny and farmers wife to look after her, be prepared to sew a tent? I can imagine her doing some fine needlework, but canvas is tough stuff, and it is hard work to get a needle through!


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