Frank Moorhouse


I tortured Jenny Little, now an actress in London, with the Chinese burn. Telephone Jenny Little in East Sheen and ask her if she remembers being tortured at Nowra Infants School near the Headmistress's garden with the Chinese burn. The garden where you found nuts you could shoot at each other's eyes with your thumb. Along from the trees which at the right time of the year provided the rough nuts on the end of a stalk, a blow from which could cause a headache. Or if these were out of season, you could roll your handkerchief and twist it into a cosh which each year had to be banned because of headaches. You had to be careful or the girls would hold you down and kiss you.



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