The school had been photographed
All of the children and all the staff
The proofs had come back promptly
And the teacher’s task was simply
Persuading them to buy a copy then
"Just think how nice it will be when
You will be able to look at it one day
When you are all grown up and say,
'There's Jennifer, she's a lawyer,' or
‘that’s Michael, he's a doctor.'
A small voice at the back then said
'And there's the teacher, she's dead'."
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