I’d suffered from typhoid during my first year at school, and missed one paper from the first term examination. I can’t recall the fever or any other symptom.
Just that my class teacher, a kindly old lady, Mrs. Kent asked my mother to request the Principal for a re-examination. I’d scored well in all other papers, and getting to do this one would have me topping the class.
“Otherwise, she will miss the applause in the assembly,” she said. And then, the school Principal, a very stern Mrs. Kolady banged the table with a “Re-exam? Never, never, never … let her do well in future exams. This is just the first one.”
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