December 1st 1917

THE FIRE AT SCHOOL HOUSE

As I understand from the School Doctor that the word in town earlier today was that ‘Lynam’s school is ablaze,’ I write to assure everyone that all is well, even if we have had a nasty scare.

The fire, which threatened School House, was happily confined to the bike sheds and tent shed, recently tenanted by cats.

At one moment it looked very dangerous and the adjacent wall of the Boys’ Room was very hot, but the wind luckily turned a little, and when the Brigade arrived and ‘thought they would manage that for us,’ we were able to enjoy the humour of the situation.

The moral is ‘Be prepared’ and next term we shall start regular Fire Drill.