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Winter 1890 (Age 15)

Winston was ill much of the winter, first while visiting his parents for Christmas and then again back at Harrow. He gave the measles to his mother’s friend, Count Kinsky, who reminded him that the measles are much worse for grown-up people. His parents left for Monte Carlo from where they’sent their son some fresh oranges. He wrote his father that the Conservative Club had hopes of getting Lord Randolph to visit because the Liberal Club seemed to be so active. Although he was doing better in school a friend wrote that he had heard that Winston has having some difficulties and asked if he had yet had three canes broken over him.

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