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Monday morning came and Tom was feeling miserable. He felt like this every Monday morning because it began another week’s slow suffering in school. He generally began that day wishing he had no intervening holiday; it made the going into captivity again so much more unpleasant.
Tom lay thinking. Then it occurred to him that he wished he was ill so that he could stay at home from school. There was a slight possibility this could happen. He scanned his body. No ailment was found, and he investigated again. This time he thought he could detect symptoms of gripe, and he began to encourage them with considerable hope. But they soon faded and died completely away. He reflected further. Suddenly, he discovered something, one of his upper teeth was loose. This was lucky; he was about to groan, to begin with, when it occurred to him that if he went to his aunt with that argument she would pull it out, and that would hurt.
He sat there unable to think of any other ailment, and then he remembered hearing the doctor talking about a certain flu that kept a patient in bed for two or three weeks and threatened to make the patient lose a finger. So he started groaning with considerable effort.