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... Adventure in Friendship
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Frances has been "sent to Coventry" by the girls in her class (they're not speaking to her), because she is a prefect even though she has been at the school for less time than they have. The headmistress solves the problem.


  • Characters

    Miss Hamilton: the kind of headmistress who, without being in the least sentimental, can call her pupils Darling and mean it.

    Beth Loveday: a younger mistress. 

    Frances Grey: a school girl, about 17.

    Mrs Grey: Frances' mother.


    Miss Hamilton's study. 

    Preferably large and comfortable. One part for business, with desk, filing cabinet, press etc; another part for pleasure - lounge chairs, couch, coffee table, and books on shelves - lots of books. A mirror over bookshelves, in such a position that seated at her desk, Miss Hamilton can see the face of Frances when her back is turned to her.


    During the school lunch hour, and on. 

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: [n.d.]
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Helen Haenke Collection Helen Haenke , 1955-1989 14265233 1955 archive

    The University of Queensland's Fryer Library holds a substantial collection of Helen Haenke's literary works. The collection includes plays, short stories, novels, poems, and prose, all in manuscript form. Several of these works were published, but only the manuscript and electronic text versions are included in the collection. 

      [n.d.] .
      Extent: 21l.p.
      (Manuscript) assertion
      • The Helen Haenke Collection at The University of Queensland's Fryer Library holds one copy of 'Adventure in Friendship.' The script has been typed with a typewriter onto light brown paper. There are hand written notes and alterations added to the text in pink ink.The first page of the manuscript includes a character list and setting descriptions, and there are some hand written alterations to these in black ink: "Miss" from "Miss Loveday" is crossed out and replaced with "Beth". "The English" in "the English mistress" is crossed out and replaced with "a younger". 

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