What is a boarding-school?
A boarding school is a live-in school. The students are provided with space to live in on school grounds.
What kind of people send their children to boarding-schools?
All sorts of people actually, but mainly people who have a lot of money and people who don’t have time to take care of their children. There are even children who are sent to boarding schools purely because of their parents think highly of a boarding school.
Why was little Roald sent to the Headmaster?
Roald Dahl was sent to the Headmaster for alleged cheating during Prep, by one of his masters.
What did the Headmaster accuse Roald of?
He accused Roald of calling the master a liar and cheating on his essay.
What was the verdict, and what punishment did he get?
The verdict was that in any way Roald tried to explain his innocence he was claimed a liar and punished with six strokes of the cane.
How does the pain work when you are being beaten with a cane? Is it direct? The pain hit four seconds after the after the actual hit from the cane. No it is not direct.
Why didn’t little Roald want to cry when he was beaten?
He did not want the give the executioner the satisfaction of hurting him.
How did the boys show their loyalty to Roald when he came back to the classroom?
They gave him their sympathy and one boy in particular chose to write to his father about the injustice that had been caused to Roald.
What did Highton say de was going to do about it?
Highton said that he would write to his father about the injustice the headmaster had caused Roald.
Explain the words fag and boazer.
A fag was sort of a servant for the older students. A boazer was a prefect.
If a boazer shouted fag, what did a fag have to do?
A fag had to drop everything he was doing and run to assist the boazer.
What did Wilberforce want Roald to do?
Wilberforce wanted Roald to warm his cold toilet seat by sitting on it...
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