It was a competitive course
marked in the prospectus with an asterix.
* restricted entry
Many call – few get chosen –
those who have done well. Very well.
The swollen headed.
All were some of the above,
some were all of the above.
Miss Jean Brodie’s crème de la crème
in the prime, of ego
early, very early, 20s.
students meet staff. Staff meet students
clockwise introduction of self and interests –
five minutes, from now
coffee, and home.
opening day of business
head of department, for one hour
of housekeeping and “ where to go for …..”
• If murder has been committed: him
• If manslaughter: his secretary
• For everything else : Edward
“ Edward ,” flippancy flips formidable
“ is one of life’s gems ….
this department would not function without him,
I don’t want any of you upsetting him in any way.”
Most had already joined the dots : gay –
then not yet accepted
easy and no limit prey. Game season is closed – indefinitely.