dross

An excerpt from “D&C”

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Copyright © 2014, Michael M Wayman

Most of the girls lived at the school – we called them the inmates. Some girls lived not so far away – their parents brought them to the school every day – some girls actually walked to school. These were the day girls.

And then there were the few, the dross as we were called. There was not enough room in the school for all the girls. We stayed in lodgings in the village.