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PostPosted: 16 Dec 2015, 14:30 
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Meanwhile, over at the school, the new Junior History teacher, Miss Yorkrist, had been awoken by all the commotion and was now lying in bed fantasising. She hated teaching and had only taken this job as a friend had recommended it as a fast-track route to her preferred option of marriage. Now, after the joint San/School staff Christmas party the previous evening, she thought that she stood a chance with one of the junior doctors, Barry White. Contemplating a possible successful outcome, she mused aloud (as readers may wish to do).

"May L Yorkrist - Mrs B. White"


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Suddenly she became aware of a whirring sound just above her head, then a darting black shape landed on her arm and she felt a sharp prick.

"What on earth?" she exclaimed, slapping at it.

"I am the pun punisher" said a tiny voice. "Anyone who perpetrates dreadful puns such as you have just done, deserves to have their conscience pricked!"

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(It took me a minute to get that :lol: .)

"Well, it's better than being a doctor called Phil Graves," she said indignantly.

Meanwhile, following the said joint Christmas party, several people had woken up with sore heads and awful recollections of what they'd done, or what they thought they'd done, the previous night.

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Alison H wrote:
(It took me a minute to get that :lol: .)

"Well, it's better than being a doctor called Phil Graves," she said indignantly.


Oh my goodness I've never noticed that before! :) :D :D

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Alison H wrote:
(It took me a minute to get that :lol: .)

"Well, it's better than being a doctor called Phil Graves," she said indignantly.


Oh my goodness I've never noticed that before! :) :D :D

Nor I, she says with pricked conscience....!


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Alison H wrote:
(It took me a minute to get that :lol: .)

"Well, it's better than being a doctor called Phil Graves," she said indignantly.

Meanwhile, following the said joint Christmas party, several people had woken up with sore heads and awful recollections of what they'd done, or what they thought they'd done, the previous night.


Matey took one look around the staffroom where various members of the staff were lolling about and fetched a jorum of her favourite restorative. May L Yorkrist, being new, had never been dosed by Matey before, so the taste came as a nasty shock. Her headache was however instantly cured and with a clear head came the memory of the previous evening's festivities.


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Now she came to think of it, she was not quite so sure that what Dr White had been proposing under the mistletoe had included marriage, exactly. And although he had introduced himself to her as Barry White, surely she had heard several people call him 'Reg'?


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Suddenly, there was a loud scream!

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"Len Maynard, what are you doing creeping round the staff quarters?" Nancy Wilmot, emerging from Kathie's bedroom to see what all the noise was about, demanded in her sternest voice.

"None of the staff have turned up for Prayers, so I came to see if anything was wrong, and then I saw ... I saw Reg ." Len started to sob. "So I thought someone must be seriously ill, because why else would none of you be at Prayers and why would a doctor be here at this time of the morning."

"Reg? Where?" Miss Yorkright asked in horror.

Nancy ignored her. "As a matter of fact, Len, most of the staff have woken up with bad headaches this morning, and several people have been sick ... er, I mean, affected by bilious attacks," she said truthfully. "Perhaps you and the other prefects could take charge for today."

"There'll be no need for that," said a fresh voice. "I'm here now. And I shall take charge."

"Auntie Madge!" cried Len, in delight.

"OMG," muttered Nancy. "It's Madame."

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The founder of the school strode forward, tapped her whip thoughtfully against her fishnet stocking-clad thigh, and raised a dangerously plucked eyebrow.

"What," she asked, "have you done with the loot?"


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"The loot?" Nancy asked faintly.

"The money from the fines boxes," Madge said exasperatedly. "There should be a fortune by now. What do you think I set the system up for?"

"I thought it was because you didn't believe in corporal punishment," Len said innocently, and then looked bemused as Nancy choked audibly.

"The loot," Madge demanded. "I've just been to Hilda's study but there's nothing in the safe. And I want know where all the money's gone." Her eyes fell on an enormous heap of empty alcohol bottles lying in a corner.

"Doesn't it get given to charity?" asked Len.

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"Where do you think charity begins, you stupid girl" snarled Madge. Transfixed by the sight of the whip,being wielded against her aunt's thigh-high boots, Len was incapable of speech.

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"I say, Auntie Madge," said another voice. "What a strange pair of jodhpurs. And don't these heels hurt the horse?"


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"Horse? What horse?" Madge said, looking puzzled. "I didn't think there were horses on the Platz - too much snow around".


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Meanwhile, Jo and Jack Maynard appeared, dragging behind them a bewildered looking Mr Denny.

When he saw the school's founder, however, Mr Denny seemed to pull himself together. Drawing himself up to his full height and apparently sobering up in an instant, he took command of the situation.

With all his conductor's skill, but without the use of his quivering white baton, he appeared to orchestrate those around him.

"Prithee dear maiden," he said, pointing at Len. "You and the other small maidens should clear up these bottles and revive your colleagues and preceptresses."

Pointing at Jack and Joey, he continued: "And you two, get back to what you were planning before I appeared. Only please use contraception this time.

"And you, dear ladies," he indicated Kathy, Nancy and Hilda. "Take Sir James away - you know what to do."

With that, he proffered his hand to the visibly impressed Madge.

"Come, my dear. I have plans for a quiet tete a tete away from the melee. Oh, and bring the whip."

"Gosh," said Len in wonder. "Who'd have thought that Plato could be so commanding? Still, Auntie Madge knows best."

With that, she and her fellow pupils decided the best thing to do would go back to bed to prepare for the morrow. This was going to be the best Christmas ever.

The End

Apologies for finishing this off (and please feel free to post alternatives) but I don't like to see things left hanging - Happy New Year, folks.


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Thank you for rounding it up!

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chattie wrote:
"May L Yorkrist - Mrs B. White"


Alison H wrote:
(It took me a minute to get that :lol: .)


It took me four weeks, Google and an MP3 of The Goodies. :oops:


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And I still haven't a clue.


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janetbrown23 wrote:
And I still haven't a clue.


Spoiler in white text:

"May L Yorkrist - Mrs B. White"
or spaced slightly differently:
May 'l yor krist-Mrs B. White

I presume inspired from The Goodies sketch:

Emma Dreaming, Arthur White, Chris Muss,
Jess Like-Dee, Juan Swee, Hugh Sterno,
Wendy Treetops-Glissen, Anne Chilled-Wren, Liz Anne,
"Two Ears" Laybelle, Cindy Snow

Emma Dreaming, Arthur White, Chris Musswit,
Avery Chris, Miss Carr, Dai Wright,
Mayor Dazeby, Mary-Anne Bright,
Ann May Hall-York-Rhys, Mrs. B. White.

http://www.icompositions.com/sf44101825 ... oodies.m4a



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Actually I think it came (in my mind) from a question many, many moons ago on 'My Music' about in which song Mrs B White was mentioned...


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