A whole mix of thoughts were going through my mind as I approached the main entrance and could see that people were already on their way to the first lessons of the afternoon. Hopefully, there would be nobody on the door taking the names of late comers. I had been put in the late book only a couple of weeks before and another entry would quite possibly mean a detention, which I could do without. Also, if my form mistress, Mrs Booth, reported me for missing afternoon registration that would increase the chances of another visit to the office.  Fortunately,