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following on 'inspired by Somerville Rd school - a monologue
« on: February 09, 2013, 09:32:31 AM »
Following on with 'inspired by Somerville Rd school' please meet Johnny Bennett - who anyone from to 50's and who didn't want to go to school one morning - will recognise!
Johnny Bennett - was in my class in the 60's and Ivor Cattell lived in Baker St (see 1956 electoral roll) - both were synonymous names in my head when I wrote this monologue  6 years ago.

Johnny Bennett aged 8 ish

Donít want to go to school.  Feel sick!  Donít like Miss Prendergast, she smells, like boiled cabbage and sweaty socks. And sheís got wart, a great big one on the side of her nose. I know itís a wart cos I had one on my finger and mam put some horrible brown stuff on and it fell off in bed.  Iíve kept it in a matchbox with a dead fly
and an airgun pellet and my best catapult stone.

 I bet I got sick because of Miss Prendergast, I bet sheís got germs!  Smelly old goat!  Thatís funny Ďold goatí cos she looks like one too, with all them thick black hairs growing out of her chin!  Wait till I tell Ivor Cattell, heíll roll about!

Ivorís a scream; he pulls faces behind Miss Prendergastsí back.  She caught him the other day.  Pulled him right out of his seat by his ear,it was red for hours!

And she spits. Great big gobs of it! Yuk, especially when sheís angry.  She spit all over me when she yelled at Ivor!  Its cos her teeth donít fit, they wobble about.  Nanís got teeth like that, she puts them in a glass by the side of her bed and they grow enormous!

Once Miss Prendergast got so angry the bottom ones shot right out!  The whole class was in stitches, I laughed
that much I thought my tummy would burst! Miss Prendergast just picked them up, snorted and wiped em on her skirt and put them right back in her mouth! Urgghh, disgusting, smelly old goat! Throwing her germs about!  Theyíre in my tummy now, I can feel em.  Hundreds of em!  Great big hairy germs with wriggly legs and no teeth!
Mamís coming up the stairs now; I heard the third stair from the top creak.  The doorknobs turning. Here goes,
          ĎMam, I donít feel very wellí