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Re: The Blacketts school (& Dick)


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Posted by John Wilson on January 02, 2017 at 18:19:14 user hugo.

In Reply to: Re: The Blacketts school posted by Adam Quinan on January 01, 2017 at 12:54:52:

Re Dick: In Coot Club (a year later than WH) Dorothea says that both of them can swim and Dick got ''first prize at school for men under twelve''; Dick says ''Boys'', but everyone had understood (CC9). Dot recalls in Winter Holiday “the day when Dick succeeded in making sulphuretted hudrogen, and unluckily stumbled by the door and sent his whole apparatus flying into the spare room where Mr Jenkyns was to sleep”.

Hugh Brogan says somewhere that Dick reflects Arthur’s scientific experience (although AR dropped out of studying chemistry at Yorkshire College) and that Arthur and a friend had trouble disposing of some nitroglycerine they made.



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