Books: Man Among Boys

THE FEAST OF LUPERCAL (246 pp.)—Brian Moore—Atlantic-Little, Brown ($3.75).

More or less to the measure of The Wearin' o' the Green, the following verse, illustrated by schoolboy art, was inscribed on the walls of the jakes (John) at Saint Michan's College, near Belfast:

Now boys a dear

and did you hear

the news that's going round

Dev and Cuff have had a fight

cause Cuff's wee niece stayed out all night

and they say Dev put out the light . . .

Dev is Diarmuid Devine, B.A., English master at Saint Michan's and Cuff (socalled for his...

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