He was staggered to find his former heidie, now well into his 90s, there to greet his old pupils. The fellow was a stickler for names and faces and knew everyone in the school at the height of his powers.
"Tell me," he asked the younger, if greying, heidie. "It's Mackenzie junior, isn't it?" "Yes, it is," he replied.
"Now then, was it you or your brother who died in the war?"