Well I never know I would make it back much less get in without Matron seeing me and cutting my tail for being outside without permission. Bread and water for a week. Plus, if she ever find out about the commotion I just cause! But I was lucky for as soon as I reach up to the house I could tell from all the noise Matron wasn’t there, for the girls only carry on like that when she turn her back leave poor Aunt in charge. So I change into my house dress and I get inside without a soul see me. But my heart was still in my mouth from the running and the fright so that if anybody did say one word to me that evening, I would just start to bawl. Then I would let my mouth run away with me and tell them everything. Then dog would nyam my supper for Matron bound to hear.
Senior, Olive, A father like that, Kunapipi, 30(1), 2008.