Monthly Archives: February 2016

Seen

Mr. Traylen was one of those black and white headmasters. There was praise or the cane and nothing in between. He saw it as his duty, to paraphrase Bentham, “to cane rogues honest”. In Mr Traylen’s eyes the Irish were … Continue reading

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The Skin and Bone Man

“When I were a lad, there where people who came round with their horse and cart buying scrap metal and old clothes. “Rag! Bone!,” they would shout. Rag and Bone men, they were called. You’d take your dad’s best suit … Continue reading

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