Education: Death of a Fag

"The second stroke fell. How damnably timed they were! The time taken in handing the cane over to the next monitor and his run across the library was just enough for Colin to realize the sickness of the pain of the first blow without any of its sting wearing off. . . . Two more! How they could lay in! And only half. He began to feel sick. . . ."

Thus does Derek Walker-Smith, 19, record one brutal incident engendered by the time-honored British public school "fagging" system, in his recently published...

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