The Prize-Giving. By John Atkins.
From "On The Very Edge"
"Today it is prize-giving day at Greyfriars. We are not going to
bore you with the speechs but I'm sure you'd like to see the moment all the
parents have been waiting for: The presentation of the prizes."
On L. The Headmaster sits at a table on which are three large
On R. Is a kind of box (something like a witness box) where the
three prizewinners wait to receive their prizes. They are hidden from the waist
down by the sides of the box.
Head: "First of all, Master Algernon Ludex, the Best Athlete of
The Head picks up the first book with title, Bumper Book for
Boys. Master Ludex, a weedy little fellow, goes out to shake hands, receive
his prize, and leave the hall.
Head: "Secondly, Master Miles Cervex, the Best Scholar of the
Year". The Head picks up the second book, The Third Culture. Master
Cervex, an unprepossessing youth with protruding teeth, comes out, shakes hands
and leaves the hall.
Head: "And thirdly, a special prize for the Best Memory, Master
The Head picks up the third book, The Works of Sigmund
Freud. Master Amnesia comes out.
He has forgotten his trousers.