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Kukri Lessons

Kukri Lessons

Oliver repositioned his hands, left over right, palms upwards, and stared straight ahead as the leather tawse came down for the second time. His bottom lip pouted slightly, but he didn’t flinch. He kept his hands outstretched, anticipating another, but the teacher ushered him back to his seat. David, the accountant-to-be, put two strokes down on his tally, and hid the paper in his desk. Oliver sat down, rubbing his hands under his desk, his reddened face hidden from the class as he gazed out of the window.

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