One day in Ramsden Hall School a boy getting ready for breakfast happened to be so slow that he arrived down half an hour late for breakfast, and as a result got clouted by Mr.Clay,a real bully of a teacher, and as a result had to go without his breakfast.
This shows what a bully the teacher was, refusing to let the boy have his meal all because he was late.
When the time came for the boy to go up to make his bed he raised such a commotion that the teacher burst in and hit the bad boy across the floor, then threatened him with a fist.
Later that day, in the morning, the school van (minibus) took the boys on their weekly shopping trip to Billericay.
One of the boys on this minibus was the rule breaker himself.
On returning to the boarding school the bus made a detour, reaching the outskirts of Ramsden Heath Village, then back to the school.
Not long after he returned the boy cried:
"I don't like it here, I wanna go home".
Although the new boy had been at boarding school for six days, he would have been well settled in by now, but because he happened to catch a cold at the wrong time when he had been only six days in boarding school, it was this that caused his homesickness.
In fact he phoned his parents begging to come home, but they told him to stay at Ramsden Hall School.
Due to the fact the new boy had a cold he couldn't enjoy the school meal.
By next day the cold had almost gone.