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Who Wrote?

1."'Your father's gone,' my bald headmaster said.

His shiny dome and brown tobacco jar Splintered in tears. It wasn't grief.

I cried for knowledge which was bitterer Than any grief. For there and then I knew That grief has uses - that a father dead Could bind the bully's fist a week or two; And then I cried for shame, then for relief."

(Sent in by Jenny Blackburn)

2."During her holiday, Miss Carfax had come to a great decision. She had made up her mind to resign her position as Headmistress at Radcliff Hall.

She had begun to realise that to be Headmistress of a girls' school was a job that was more suitable for someone of a less sensitive disposition than she herself possessed"

(Sent in by Bryony Jones)

3."Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider."

(Sent in by Jenny Blackburn)

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No winner Last week

LAST WEEK'S ANSWERS 1. Brian Jones 2.

Charles Dickens 3. R H Tawney

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