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The time: March 1969
The place: Boarding school, Switzerland
Excerpt from Chapter Five of “Confessions of a Boarding School Inmate”.
[A memoir stuck in rewrite limbo.]
[The ‘W’ post on April 23rd has the precursor to this chapter]
Gradually, as winter turned to spring, I noticed that both Penny and her brother (Nigel, see ‘A’ post) had become more distant. Disturbing, given our previous closeness. Heather, the new roommate, was always scowling at me and whispering in Penny’s ear when I was around. During outings and field trips, I found myself with Veronika, Mandy and others more and more, because Penny, Serge, Heather and Nigel had formed a clique.
Our house had a huge, communal bathroom on the ground floor, (not exactly luxurious accommodations), and I was alone in there one night, shaving my legs. Suddenly, the strains of ‘Paint it Black’ by the Rolling Stones, could be heard from outside. I opened the window and there stood a tall blonde apparition, holding a portable radio. It was Klaus, Renate’s boyfriend, with a couple of cronies. Much to my delight, Nigel was one of them. Renate showed up and we flirted through the bars. Damn those constricting bars!
Alone again, my task resumed. I was holding a new blade in my left hand, (this was before disposable razors), when someone shoved me forcefully from behind, driving the blade into my right thumb. The assailant bolted and my screams brought Fraulein Karin. Blood everywhere! The cut was bone deep! Through tears of pain, I told her what happened, but, couldn’t identify anyone. Of course, my hunch was Heather, but, without proof, to accuse her would have only brought more grief. In hindsight, I should have turned her in!
The scar is still visible!
Heather would cause even more havoc,
which you can read about in the ‘T’ post on April 24th.
More boarding school adventures on April 1st, 3rd, 10th, 24th and 27th
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