A Fete worse than Death – Story Update 2

The Story So Far…
Arthur, the janitor arrives back at school refectory and meets Mr White and Mr Sanderson, who confides in the pair that “Something is rotten in the State of Denmark.” The school seems to be roughly split between two camps; those that have had their 1to1s with the new Head and those that haven’t. The only notable exception appears to be Leaf Carterton, who’s acting his usual bullish self it seems.

After the lunch break, Marvin and Albus head for Ms Less and an uncertain future. It is Marvin’s time to meet the Head. Arthur is left to clear the Refectory, only to realise his son never came to claim his lunch pail.

The mystery doesn’t take long to resolve itself as Ian (or Indy as he’s known) runs across the auditorium, hotly pursued by a dripping wet teacher; some prank? The boy disappears, leaving his pursuer behind.

White and Woods, the school secretary, are in the outer office when the Head, seemingly aware of the situation with the boy’s trick, asks for his mother to be contacted. Sanderson’s meet and greet is cut short as Carterton pushes in. At the same time, the Sheriff is observed pulling in to the school grounds.

Some questions have arisen. What is happening (if anything!) to the teachers? Why can some not recall the recent Fete? How did the Head know something had happened to/with Indy?

Meanwhile…
Father Malcolm has a few hours to kill before his tea appointment with Ms Less at 4pm. He decides to spend this time reading Rudge’s History of the Town, particularly the Mythology chapter.

The Story continues…
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