Section 44 awakens the dread
“He virtually sleep-walked through his preparations for work, noticing only in the taxi to Newmarket that he had suit trousers on that did not match his suit jacket and that his tie had a loose thread right in the middle of it.
By the time he had driven cross-country from Newmarket to school he was late. Though it was probably ill-advised, given the thrumming headache that he couldn’t shake off and his dread about the imminent appointment with Mrs McGrim, nevertheless Vernon introduced Schopenhauer to his lower-set sixth formers. As he hadn’t the energy to think of plan ‘B’, plan ‘A’ it was.”
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