GOD'S TEEN-AGERS

(after seeing a television program of school-leavers in the north of England collecting their weekly out-of-work pay)

A hundred school-leavers walking in lineTo receive their out-of-work pay.Some sullen. Some laughing. Some defiant.But all secretly afraid."Is there a job for me?"They ask the official in charge.Sadly he tells them (he is a kind man),"Only three jobs on my books today."

It is easy to take three from a hundredAnd get the right answer.The least mathematically minded can manage this sum.

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