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Jan 19

Wiki-illiams Quizz 2018. Round 17

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Which pupil:

1 Was originally regarded as strictly luetic?

2 Smashed open Paton’s desk and burned the contents?

3 Copied off Raddleston and wrongly translated “nobody” into “nullus corpus”?

4 When writing home, reported a 9-0 defeat by porridge court and requested a “bakterial gun”?

5 Was, with one exception, the vilest manufacturer of “barbarous hexameters” that King had ever dealt with?

6 Suffered a terminal failure of his “darling little heart”, following a walk with his tutor in the Bois de Boulogne?

7 During his music lesson in the organ loft, pulled out the vox humana and played Pop goes the Weasel?

8 Was small, neat, and famous for her spritely gymnastics and glamorous swimming?

9 Copied his algebra off Fletcher, reproducing four tremendous howlers?

10 Was listed after Bassenthwaite and before Beccles?

Comments

  1. 1
    Alan on 16 Jan 2019 #

    If 4 isn’t Molesworth, surely ONE of them is an associated character

  2. 2
    mark sinker on 16 Jan 2019 #

    5: is stalky and co., i think probably beetle (the other possibilities being m’turk and stalky himself) but king liked to bait beetle

  3. 3
    Phil on 16 Jan 2019 #

    4 is definitely Molesworth. 6 is Miles(?), the kid in The Turn of the Screw. I suspect 3 is Tom Brown. 7 seems to ring a bell, although it’s an irritatingly faint one – I may just be thinking of Molesworth and the skool piano, though.

  4. 4
    katstevens on 18 Jan 2019 #

    (Googled) 10 is Battersby, one of many kids listed in Goodbye Mr Chips (which featured in a recent Grau xword I think? The link to the wiki page was purple so I’d definitely looked it up recently)

  5. 5
    katstevens on 18 Jan 2019 #

    I would be delighted if 7 was Kenny Loggins https://www.discogs.com/Kenny-Loggins-Vox-Humana/release/7196944 but google seems to suggest it’s from something by E. Waugh.

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