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Re: Miss Lee and Latin

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Posted by wdmtgts on December 29, 2018 at 06:45:40 user wdmtgts.

In Reply to: Miss Lee and Latin posted by Robin Selby on December 29, 2018 at 03:35:56:

Ah, Waugh's 'A Handful of Dust'.
To me it had always seemed to be a bit of an AR schoolboy joke - 'What would be the worst fate that you could possibly imagine? Being condemned to daily Latin classes for ever and ever and ever'. (Perhaps he had come across a schoolchild complaining about the it) It seems that Miss Lee had - in the face of her unsatisfactory present life - become obsessed with rose-coloured memories of her Cambridge days. So she justified her action by recalling that [I could be wrong - need to re-read] her father had wished her to become educated, focusing on the classes and closing her eyes to his probable displeasure at the disruption and danger to the Thlee Islands.

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