An intermittently Liberal anthology compiled by Jonathan Calder

Wednesday, March 09, 2005  

Modern education
"Angus Solomon," sighed Ms Lowry. "Is that a penis you've drawn in your exercise book?"

Angus jumped, startled, and remembered where he was.

Ms Lowry was standing next to his desk, staring down at the page. Other kids were sniggering.

Angus felt his mouth go dry and his heart speed up. For a second he thought about lying. He decided no to.

"No, miss," he admitted, "it's a submarine."

"Ms Lowry nodded grimly. "I thought as much," she said. "Now stop wasting time and draw a penis like I asked you to." She pointed to the one she'd drawn on the blackboard.

Morris Gleitzman Bumface (1999)

posted by Jonathan Calder | 7:51 pm