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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 10 (January 2, 1939)



Little Gladys was seen to be weeping bitterly when she returned from her first day at school.

“Whatever is the matter?” asked her mother, anxiously.

“Well,” said Gladys, as well as she could for her tears, “teacher told us that when our names were called we must put up our hands and say ‘present!'” More sobs—then: “So when she called my name I put up my hand and said ‘present’ but—I didn't get one!”

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