The terrible Tramp Major met us at the door and herded us into the bathroom to be stripped and searched.He was a gruff, soldierly man of forty, who gave the tramps no more ceremony than sheep at the dipping-pond, shoving them this way and that and shouting oaths in their faces. 'Well, that's bloody bad luck, guv'nor,' he said, 'that's bloody bad luck, that is.' And thereafter he took it into his head to treat me with compassion, even with a kind of respect. All the indecent secrets of our underwear were exposed; the grime, the rents and patches, the bits of string doing duty for buttons, the layers upon layers of fragmentary garments, some of them mere collections of holes, held together by dirt.When we had bathed our own clothes were taken away from us, and we were dressed in the workhouse shirts, grey cotton things like nightshirts, reaching to the middle of the thigh.

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THE SPIKE (1931) A HANGING (1931) BOOKSHOP MEMORIES (1936) SHOOTING AN ELEPHANT (1936) DOWN THE MINE (1937) (FROM “THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER”) NORTH AND SOUTH (1937) (FROM “THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER”) SPILLING THE SPANISH BEANS (1937) MARRAKECH (1939) BOYS’ WEEKLIES AND FRANK RICHARDS’S REPLY (1940) CHARLES DICKENS (1940) CHARLES READE (1940) INSIDE THE WHALE (1940) THE ART OF DONALD MCGILL (1941) THE LION AND THE UNICORN: SOCIALISM AND THE ENGLISH GENIUS (1941) WELLS, HITLER AND THE WORLD STATE (1941) LOOKING BACK ON THE SPANISH WAR (1942) RUDYARD KIPLING (1942) MARK TWAIN–THE LICENSED JESTER (1943) POETRY AND THE MICROPHONE (1943) W B YEATS (1943) ARTHUR KOESTLER (1944) BENEFIT OF CLERGY: SOME NOTES ON SALVADOR DALI (1944) RAFFLES AND MISS BLANDISH (1944) ANTISEMITISM IN BRITAIN (1945) FREEDOM OF THE PARK (1945) FUTURE OF A RUINED GERMANY (1945) GOOD BAD BOOKS (1945) IN DEFENCE OF P. WODEHOUSE (1945) NONSENSE POETRY (1945) NOTES ON NATIONALISM (1945) REVENGE IS SOUR (1945) THE SPORTING SPIRIT (1945) YOU AND THE ATOMIC BOMB (1945) A GOOD WORD FOR THE VICAR OF BRAY (1946) A NICE CUP OF TEA (1946) BOOKS VS.

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Each of us had three minutes in which to bathe himself.

Six greasy, slippery roller towels had to serve for the lot of us.

CIGARETTES (1946) CONFESSIONS OF A BOOK REVIEWER (1946) DECLINE OF THE ENGLISH MURDER (1946) HOW THE POOR DIE (1946) JAMES BURNHAM AND THE MANAGERIAL REVOLUTION (1946) PLEASURE SPOTS (1946) POLITICS AND THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (1946) POLITICS VS.

LITERATURE: AN EXAMINATION OF GULLIVER’S TRAVELS (1946) RIDING DOWN FROM BANGOR (1946) SOME THOUGHTS ON THE COMMON TOAD (1946) THE PREVENTION OF LITERATURE (1946) WHY I WRITE (1946) LEAR, TOLSTOY AND THE FOOL (1947) SUCH, SUCH WERE THE JOYS (1947) WRITERS AND LEVIATHAN (1948) REFLECTIONS ON GANDHI (1949) It was late-afternoon.

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