Letter to Paul Pennyfeather

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Decline and Fall

Dear Paul,

I was awfully sorry to hear about your sending down from Oxford, our beloved home and establishment of education, which I hear you were highly devoted to, and highly developed and skilled in that field. Now, I’d like to make a few things clear with you about the manner in which you have come to such a disappointing forfeiture of your educational opportunity, here at Oxford.

Firstly, I cannot take the blame for the consequences you have suffered after being found guilty of indecent behaviour. The reasoning behind this claim is that by rule of the Bollinger Club, anyone found posing as a member of the Club, who in fact is not a member, requires punishment accordingly. If I’m not mistaken, this called for punishment delivered by myself and the fellow members, to you. Hence the situation was one of your own doing, and I can accurately state that it is you that has contributed decisively to the downfall of your studenthood at Oxford. I understand that you will be upset and aggravated owing to what has happened to you, but I trust that you will find a way out of the situation that you have found yourself in.

Furthermore, I am also writing this letter in the form of apology. I am truly sorry for what has happened to you over the last few weeks, and would be absolutely fuming I was to be placed in your shoes at the moment. Like I have already said, I cannot accept blame for what has been inflicted on you in terms of punishment, but I can empathise as I appreciate the hardship that you have endured. Yet still, the fact of the matter is, you were correctly found guilty of indecent behaviour – whatever the circumstance – and you have been sanctioned accordingly. If the truth be told, most of the actions of the Bollinger Club are insignificant as long as enough money is offered as compensation for the damage. Fellow students have and…...

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