Boy; Tales of Childhood

By Roald Dahl

Captain Hardcastle p.112

*In the Prep Hall



MASTER: Yes, what is it?


BRAITHWAITE: Please sir, a wasp came in through the window and it's stung me on my

lip and it's swelling up.


MASTER: A what?


BRAITHWAITE: A wasp, sir.


MASTER: Speak up, boy, I can't hear you! A what came in through the window?


BRAITHWAITE: It's hard to speak up sir, with my lip all swelling up.


MASTER: With your what all swelling up? Are you trying to be funny?


BRAITHWAITE: No sir, I promise I'm not sir.


MASTER: Talk properly, boy! What's the matter with you?


BRAITHWAITE: I've told you, sir. I've been stung, sir. My lip is swelling. It's hurting

terribly.


MASTER: Hurting terribly? What's hurting terribly?


BRAITHWAITE: My lip, sir. It's getting bigger and bigger.


MASTER: What prep are you doing tonight?


BRAITHWAITE: French verbs, sir. We have to write them out.


MASTER: Do you write with your lip?


BRAITHWAITE: No, sir, I don't sir, but you see...


MASTER: All I see is that you are making an infernal noise and disturbing every