The Prisoner in the Tower

TowerDoor Handle

Mr Cahill was our teacher, for English.  His being Irish seemed appropriate.  Anyways, we were waiting in class for his arrival with the door open when two of our number quickly produced a screwdriver, or possibly a penknife with such a blade, and removed the inner door handle.  This done they removed the rod between the inner and outer handles then refitted the inner handle.  Mr Cahill duly came but one pupil had not yet arrived.  With the door shut our late pupil could not get in and seeing his struggle our puzzled teacher went to assist, only to find he could not get out.

Unfortunately I cannot remember how this incident was resolved.

Item sent in by Ian Pursey, 5R 1969/70

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