An entirely uneventful day for I stayed in all day and nobody came. We have thick snow here tonight and quite a bad snow-storm this afternoon. I feel coldified so I shall write no more.
Monthly Archives: February 1909
The cold continues, Hobson, Pemberton and Graham made a slide down Yard this morning before breakfast on which they amused themselves. How great a thing is fame; Tomlinson received a request from an unknown correspondent for his autograph today as … Continue reading
An even bleaker day. Barrington-Ward retired ‘out-of-school’ this morning apparently with ‘flu. Our patients are better; Hodgson, Shore and Smurthwaite went out today and came down Hall for lunch and tea. We all but finished ‘The Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in … Continue reading
A bleak and miserable day, bitterly cold and inclined to snow. Nothing of any interest has happened today, Brown has joined the majority with ‘flu.
At last we have broken the run of ill-luck and won a School Match, defeating Winchester this afternoon by 3-2. It was good to be alive and see the enthusiasm, we yelled, we bawled, we waved out hats and shrieked … Continue reading
We had Prep at 7.30 today instead of 7.15, no fresh cases this morning… A much shortened 3rd hour owing to the Pancake, the bell going at 12.30 and for once in a way I had a good view of … Continue reading
‘The School is completely decimated scarcely a man remaining’ to quote a pleasing misuse of words. In 9 years’ experience I never remember so few people in Abbey as there were this morning. While saying the long Creed one could … Continue reading
. I went up to lunch with the Benvenisti’s at 17, Belsize Square. Mrs B has an unbounded admiration for John Gow [the Head Master] and sees his genius and mind in everything. She remarked, laying a hand on her … Continue reading
I write this on Sunday as I got back too late last night. I spent most of the breaks trying to get people to take the places of the ‘plague stricken’ and go to the Coronet Theatre in the evening … Continue reading
Today’s great question ‘have you been quinined’? John and perhaps Radford have succumbed to ‘flu while of half-boarders Marriott and Yolland complain of bad colds. Reports vary as to whether Rigaud’s have 13 or 15 cases! We drop off like … Continue reading