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Quotation by Evelyn Waugh
That's the public-school system all over. They may kick you out, but they never let you down.
Evelyn Waugh (1903–1966), British novelist. Captain Grimes, in Decline and Fall, pt. 1, ch. 3 (1928).
Paul Pennyfeather, to whom these words are addressed, had been given a letter of recommendation by his housemaster after being expelled from school.
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