15Jun/20

Quicquid Plantatur Solo Solo Cedit

‘Caecilius est in villa!’ I’ll pompously declare and the accompanying screams only made me continue. Little did they know that I was only reading out the sentences of a comprehension passage learnt in class and that in those moments, I held the book right in my hands while pretending to be making a speech. One day, one of my sisters called and told me that she had invited her friends over from school to listen to her brilliant sister who was soon going to be a lawyer speak Latin. And yet again, chest puffed, book in hand, I declared loudly ‘Caecilius est in villa!’

Perhaps today she will discover that my famous entry line only meant ‘Caecilius is in the house’