November, 1926, Tuesday 16

Great excitement in school about the match. Discovered that my knee, which I scratched a few days ago, had swollen a lot and was very sore, so got iodine put on it by the Reverend Mother. – Mám and I were astonished to get a…

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December, 1926, Monday 13

English 1-12, the worst exam of all, because I have to squash a comp which always takes me two hours into 1 ¼ . Wrote on ‘The great man down, you mark his favourite flies’ [Hamlet Act III] Began all right, but was so slow…

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