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Letter to the Editor - An open letter to my Havre High School Shakespeare teacher

To Mr. Jay Pyette,

It’s been a long time. I haven’t seen you since I went slinking out of your Shakespeare class with, what was it, a D-minus, I believe? Not my proudest academic achievement, but I thank you for not failing me entirely. I’m sure I didn’t deserve a passing grade. The quality of your mercy is certainly not strained.

But I feel now is the time for me to tell the truth and shame the devil. I was not a good student. I saw little point in Shakespeare. The highlight of my time in your class was learning that a “bunghole” had a somewhat different meaning to Shakespeare than it does to...


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