___I know American kids have no attention span, but if i was a young British chap and was expected to tolerate this as my form of entertainment, then I'd probably kill myself.posted by Adam 11/09/2005 01:34:00 PM
In the three years he had been Games Master at Greytowers School, Harry Herbert had never felt so confident about the outcome of "The Big Match" ? the annual game with Oldtown College, the one game of the season which really mattered. The School had a good side; they had the advantage of playing at home; the weather was seemingly set fair; and they had a splendid new football pitch, the envy of neighbouring schools, completed in three weeks of unrelenting labour by the junior boys' forced-labour squads at the cost of only seventeen lives. So it was with a spring in his step that Mr. Herbert opened the door of the Football Committee Room and strode in with a hearty "Good morning!"
THE SLINGSHOT: The Great British Magazine for Young Chaps