Educational Grounding

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The final few students walked in, distracted by chat, just before the bell rang the period & sat on the last remaining toadstools round the middle hill.

Today we will go o’er what you’ve dug o’ the 3rd circle o’ Planter’s Hill by Evelyn Waugh.

While some found only the most tedious o’ artifacts, like rocks & bones, the expert students showed off in their hands encrusted in every corner with soft dirt the true jewels they uncovered, like a scrap o’ the same style o’ shirt found in Pioneer Skies Mountains, formed in the same era, which was left here — for their teacher insisted that nobody just accidentally dropped artifacts on these excavation sights, & if they did, that they dropped these artifacts & not ’nother, or didn’t have a different artifact, could still tell us much — to show us how important wardrobe aesthetics was to people in that era.

But the teacher neglected the most amazing artifact: the dirt & its powdery feel, its particularly coffee shade, its summer smell.


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