Nice & Sharp.....

.... at primary school as a reward for doing a good deed or doing well in lessons some lucky boy or girl got the task of sharpening all the pencils.  The reason this was such a sought after occupation was that the headmaster had an amazing machine that he fastened to his desk;  you inserted the pencil and turned the handle and you could grind the pencil into a little stump if you went at hard enough.  It was considered a great treat if you were allowed to use it, and if you took it slowly you could spin the job out and have yourself quite a pleasant time.  Happy times, but reminiscences  like this don't cut any ice with today's savvy and sophisticated youngsters  -  just as well perhaps.  :-))

Many thanks to JDO  for hosting the challenge during April.

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