Now that may sound rather dull but actually he was very good company and his suppers delicious so it was arranged that I would arrive at nine o’clock that evening.
Our experience that night changed life for both of us.
It was about three feet long made up of a dozen or so switches from a tree although what type I wasn’t sure.
I was terrified by the way the evening was turning but felt unable to change anything.“Now Miss Clark I really think that you should experience the kiss of the birch and then if you teach in a school using it you will understand its effects.
A young teacher begins her career in a small village and attracts the attention of the shy but wealthy Squire of the village.
Neither of them takes All Hallows’ Evening (Halloween) as anything other than an excuse for a pleasant supper.
Then he invited me to come along to his house on All Hallows’ Evening for supper and to listen to some records he had just bought including “The Danse Macabre” by Saint Saens.
I took one small sip of the sherry and a ripple ran across my sight; for a moment everything was distorted and I heard mischievous and malicious laughter away in the distance.
However, this Halloween has some life changing experiences in store for both of them. t was 1965 when I took up my first teaching post in a village school with just four small classes; two infant and two junior.
The Head Mistress took the top juniors and I took the lower.
He was rather keen on me and was always inviting me to little social events where he was very correct and formal but plainly anxious to go further.
I, however, being eighteen years younger than him was not too keen on going further and took no hints.