Dear Fred

13 Bad Luck St
Hangmans Valley
Friday 13th December 1975

Dear Fred,

This pupil of mine has been giving me trouble again, you know last week he tried to start a fire using desks and scrap paper. Well, this week he tried abseiling down the windows using the Venetian blind cord. It snapped, of course and he fell onto a desk and broke the lid in half. He didn’t hurt himself but just said “‘Tis a bad blow for Captain Gibson.”

The next day I caught him hanging outside the window using the cord again to climb up. I shouted at him and he only said that he was Billy the Cat and he wouldn’t fall, and he didn’t.

There is no point telling him not to, because he will do it again if he knows he is doing wrong. The name of the pupil – M. Gibson

Write to you again,

Yours truly


Teacher’s Comments

Very good
Quite an amusing fellow, this pesky Gibson!!

(c) M. Robert Gibson
First written June 1975
School exercise.
Don’t forget, it was written by a schoolboy.
It is published here for purely selfish vanity reasons.