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The Pupil Taught the Tutor

by 'Mad Marty' Wilson |  Published: Oct 01, 2009


by “Mad Marty” Wilson I dedicate this story to Peter Vassilou, and after you witness the turbo heat for the upcoming Full Tilt Poker Million on Sky Sports, I think you will understand why.   In 1963, I was a six-year-old infant child who attended Elston Hall Junior School in Wolverhampton. We had the hardest school teacher that had ever walked the floorboards, a Mr. William Humphries. He was tough and when we went into registration on a Monday morning he would ask which pupils were having school dinners, because they had to pay. Mr. Humphries would call the names out and he’d write them in his book. Then he would ask who was bringing a packed lunch, and he’d write the names in his book. And finally he used to twist up his face and, with a growling voice, would say, “Who is having free benefit dinners?” I would ...

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