The Mill on the Floss: Teenagers

“Well, young sir, what do you learn at school?” was a standing question with uncle Pullet; whereupon Tom always looked sheepish, rubbed his hands across his face, and answered, “I don’t know.”

The Mill on the Floss, George Eliot

I had no idea, when I was a teenager, that I was following a long-standing tradition when I answered “nothing” to similar enquiries!


One comment on “The Mill on the Floss: Teenagers

  1. shinbikkuri3 says:

    However, I was unconventional.

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