David Blaize

David Blaize

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...David. "Don't know a word of it." ' Crib it, ' said Plugs. " It's quite short, though tricky. Just like the third hole on the links. Lots of little bunkers." David jumped np. "Yes, I think I will," he said. "Ill do catechi after dinner. I'll be changed in two shakes." Bags's ideas in this discussion about cribbing were limited to the possibility of its being made systematic. It must be at once premised that no sense of the dishonourableness of the practice so much as entered his head, but it was absurd that there should be no standard about it. At present everybody in Tovey's cribbed according to bis lights, some to get full marks, others, more halfheartedly, like David, to avoid impositions. And that owl Tovey, in his view, was responsible for it. It was not a fellow detected in cribbing who ought to get into a row, but Tovey who made such a state of affairs possible. As stated before, in the parallel form which Bags graced by his presence, cribbing was unknown; this was probably owing to fashion, but no doubt the extraordinary quickness of eye possessed by Bills (Williams, the form-master) had something to do with it. There it was, anyhow: nobody cribbed in Bills's; everybody cribbed in Tovey's, and the same number of boys were terminally promoted from each division into the lower fifth. Bags himself ran a decent chance of promotion this half, whereas David had none, but he knew that he had not David's brains, nor yet the half of them. David, for instance, had been proxime accessit in the scholarship examination last summer, whereas there had been no question of Bags going up for it. It was a rum world. Bags and David shared their study together, presumably in equal quantities, but it was easy to see which was the master-mind, or, from...show more

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  • Paperback | 358 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 20.57mm | 612.35g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508561184
  • 9781508561187

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