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Broken Toys, a novel by Anna Caroline Steele, was published in 1884.

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F in Exams by Richard Benson

Ah, exam papers. Puddles of inked theory committed permanently to paper. Paragraphs that, reconsidered, transform into whirlpools of negated swirls. Desperate arrows point to second-guessed answers – every effort made to satisfy my assessing eyes.

Some answers – especially the formulaic ones – can be a joy to evaluate. You get into a rhythm of ticks, crosses and dashes; the only sound in your office the swishing of papers and the scratching of your pen. You can sense the argument quickly, agree, and move on.

Then there are some answers that make you pause, reread … and burst out laughing. Ones that you just have to share with your colleagues – or the greater world. Richard Benson published a collection of these jewels in a book I just discovered. For instance:

F in Exams by Richard Benson

F in Exams by Richard Benson

The book is available via Amazon, both in paperback and for Kindle. The Kindle version costs US$10 (80 ZAR) and the sample I downloaded looks fine on Kindle for Android.

Check some more examples at F in Exams by Richard Benson.