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Foreword

One: 'When I was a child …' - Sussex

Two: First School
Meet the Other Human Beings
The Didikoi Boy
Left to Run Wild, within Limits
Death on the Asphalt, and Life in the Classroom
Seaside and Wild Woods

Three:  Teenager- neither Child nor Man
Off to Big School
The Uniforms
A Prank or two too Far
I can sing
Hurrah for the open road! Poop! Poop!
Grandmother's Marching Orders

Four:  Rather Young Man than Youth
A Schoolmaster Already! - Staffordshire
First University - 'Croeso i Gymru!'
My Second University - Durham
The Qaid Comes to Tea - The Atlas
Commencement
A Qualified Teacher - and Her Majesty's Well Beloved
A Posh School - London
Into the Loony Bin, and Out Again
I Arrest the Vicar's Burglar
Special Schools and my Last University
My Headship - Devon
The Busker's Carnival
Satanic Rituals and the Rat Fair I find Gertrude
The Riot School
The Police called it 'Operation Snowball'
Summers in Santiago
Off to the Tropics
But Alas! Farewell, Gertrude

Five:  Responsibilities as a Real Grownup
Founding Chair and CEO of an International NGO
Tribals' Provincial and Regional Conferences
Visit of the Secretary of State
Protests
Ron the Boxer saves my bacon
Disasters and Death- and I Stick the Penknife in the Baby's Head
Lord Meiring in Bomb Blast - critically injured
Maps are not important! - DfID
Farewell, tropical paradise

Six:  'Mamie' finds her forever home
Seven:  Afterword - the Tale End

Notes
Appendix: The Meiring Mystery