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Issue Details: First known date: 1928... 1928 Boys' School Story : Piddington's Position
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Frank Piddington makes an error of judgement and chooses not to own up to having thrown a ball of paper across the classroom. Although he feels guilty, he maintains his silence until after he secures the final goal to win the Schools' Football Competition match for Whitecliff Grammar School against Culverhouse. When his guilt overwhelms him, he approaches his teacher with an admission and apology. His teacher informs him that he already had 'a good idea' about who had thrown the paper, and suggests to Piddington that he 'will realise when [he is] older that it is not so hard to find a guilty person as it looks'.


  • This story was the winning entry in the Boys' School Story section of the Southern Seas Story Competition. Dethridge, a student at Haileybury College, Brighton Beach, Victoria, was awarded a prize of two guineas and a copy of the Southern Seas Story Book, as reported on p.20 therein.

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    y separately published work icon Southern Seas Story Book Lillian M. Pyke (editor), Melbourne : Alexander McCubbin , 1920-1929 Z1367282 1920-1929 anthology children's fiction poetry prose children's Melbourne : E. W. Cole , 1928 pg. 21-23
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