Time to go home

As the fog cleared and clarity shone forth, it became clear that the ghostlike Boo symbolised aspects of the town’s past, such as intolerance, inequality and slavery.

And so it was, the conclusion of a literary masterpiece, ingrained within the budding synapses of Mrs Henderson’s Grade 6 class, the sad truth of an unjust world. Harper Lee’s classic To Kill A Mockingbird sparked an insatiable yearning within me for the written word.

The themes of racism and injustice priming my young mind for the sometimes sad realities of a cruel world. While Lee’s masterpiece evoked a wide spectrum of emotions in all of us, it also supplied some of the coolest names of any characters I have come across. That would be you Boo Radley and X Billups. A glance at the clock revealed its 2 hands pointing at the 3 and 6 in a close to perfect 90 degree angle. The flawless geometry signalled 3:30 pm and the conclusion of our educational day.

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