I'm wondering... could I... possibly count myself as experienced now? First day of my second year... well, no. Perhaps not! One year, though... ought to count for something... no? New Class. The School's Misfits - That's the last head's terminology. New head with new ideas. The new ideas do not include misfit mentalities. The whistle goes, the pupils line up class by class. The head appears. Inspects the troops, walks down the lines. Arrives at mine. The leading boy is dressed for the wild west. Ten Gallon hat - well, relative to his pint-size. Six-shooters on his hips, check shirt and jeans. "And what is your name, pray?" (The head.) Roy Rogers, sir! "I haven't time to play these games. I'll ask you one more time - Your name?" Roy Rogers, sir! Roy is dispatched upstairs to wait outside the head's room for some resolution of this impasse. So Roy clatters off, his spurs banging together as he goes. The head moves on to the next boy. "Your name?" I'm David Lloyd George, sir! "Are you? Well, you also can have one more try... Your name, now -- if you please." I'm David Lloyd George, sir! What follows is a repetition of the first affair. As is the Peter Wilson farce that follows it. Victor Sylvester is almost the last straw. Shortly afterwards the head arrives to interview his motley crew. Takes down the register, consults it earnestly - and there they are, the way they said they were. Roy Rogers, clear enough. And David Lloyd George in a strong, plain hand. Further down, there's Peter Wilson. And at the very bottom even Victor Sylvester of dance band fame. The head's all smiles: I should have known, with Dave King for your teacher, he was bound to rustle up a few celebrities. ..................................................Dramatis Personae
Roy Rogers :born Leonard Franklin Slye (November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998), was an American singer and cowboy actor.
David Lloyd George :Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and led a Wartime Coalition Government.
Peter Wilson :A towering figure in British sports writing.
Victor Sylvester :English dancer, author, musician and bandleader from the British dance band era.
Dave King :English comedian, actor, and vocalist of popular songs. Had his own T.V. show with top ratings.