Letter from David Boldy to his father



Letter from David Boldy to his father


Letter from David Boldy to his father with general conversation about attending St. Paul’s School in Darjeeling, particularly results in exams, competing in the high jump and hopefully able to join the running teams.




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2.10.32. 1932.

My darling Daddy.
Thank you for your letter. The exam boys stay on very much later than the 1. [underlined] ST [/underlined] of December. I think I can arrange with one of the staff who are staying up, and has got a son 13 years old. I will let you know as soon as possible. We played Gothals yesterday and lost 4-0. Victory who beat us 1-0, beat Gothals 1-0. and so have won the Newton Cup. In the Latin [inserted] exam [/inserted] every boy in my form except one failed. The one who passed got 48. I got 30, really 35, but I got 5 marks taken away for talking, I only asked a boy if he had finished his paper. If those 5 marks had not been taken away I would have come 3. [underlined] rd [/underlined]. Our puja holidays will soon be starting. We have had some of the heats of the sports. The high jump, Long jump, and throwing the cricket ball in my class, but I came in none

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of them. It was out of another boy and me to come in the high jump for the final. but he just beat me. I cleared 4 ft-3 ins. [deleted] I I [/deleted] I think we are having some of the heats of the running races tomorrow, I hope to come in in [sic] [deleted] t [/deleted] some of the running things. Next year I will have a much better chance. In my class there is an obstical [sic] race this year. It is in some of the other classes too. This year there is going to be a house cup for fives.
In my class, my house boys are doing quite well. For the high jump 3 out of the 4 picked are my house, in long jump 3 out of the 6 picked are my house and in throwing the cricket ball 3 out of the 6 picked are my house, so I thing [sic] my house will get quite a lot of marks in my class.
I am ending now with lots of love and kisses from your loving son [underlined] David. [/underlined]




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