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When I was a student there were many awards for the best students and it was an honour to win one of them. Each year there was a prize for the best student in Greek (the Greek Language) and details of this were posted on the noticeboard. The test involved two parts. The first part was to translate two passages from Greek into English and in the second part you were given quotations in Greek and you had to write comments in English about the grammar and syntax contained in the sentences.
I applied to take this competition and the examination lasted for three hours. A week later all the ex¬amination marks were put on the noticeboard, which was rather unfair to those who had done badly. My name was on the top of the list: I had gained the highest mark of 71%, only 1% more than the
152  next candidate. He was furious because he expected to win, but he did win prizes in other subjects.
The prize I won was not a great one, it was in tokens to buy books for further study and I bought a book in Greek. I had never won a prize when I was at school and this was the only prize I ever won. I still feel rather proud about it.

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