May, 1926, Tuesday 4

Pappie had terrible pain this morning, so much so that when Dr. Donovan cauterised his leg, he could bear that far more easily than the pain. When I came back from school, he said he was comparatively in heaven, as the pain was almost gone….

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December, 1926, Thursday 16

Got first in history, with 237/300. Next came ‘Solomon’ Murphy with 167. Scannie seems to have been delighted with my paper, for he told the other fellows that I wrote ‘reams’, and that I remembered everything he told us during the term. Other marks not…

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December, 1926, Friday 17

Got first in English quite unexpectedly with 180/300. Next ‘Cha’ Connor with 150/300. The questions about Wordsworth’s idea of Prose and Poetry I seem to have done well because Fr. Dalton told the other fellows to take it down. Got home early for that wretched…

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December, 1926, Saturday 18

Likewise got first in Latin with 315/400. Second ‘Cha’ Connor with 210/400. But our Latin papers and also our English are kept to be examined by the Inspectors and this arrangement is especially displeasing to me. – The second day of the Bazaar was much…

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