He determines to ensnare an old schoolfellow , Heartfree, an innocent and gullible jeweller, who lives happily with his wife and children and his amiable apprentice Friendly.
Born in Aix-en-Provence, the son of a prosperous banker and schoolfellow of Émile Zola, he initially studied law, but after enrolling at the Academy at Aix began to pursue a career as a painter.
In 1601 he met up with his old St Peter's schoolfellow Christopher Wright in Madrid and was recruited into the plot to kill King James.
In response to rejection by his schoolfellows , Haru befriends a group of Chinese kids, the social outcast and the foreigner finding kinship in their shared oppression.
And yet he was convinced that nothing had hampered him and his schoolfellows so much as the grammatical perfectionism drummed into them by teachers.
This absorption in such pursuits, totally unintelligible to his schoolfellows , who were then totally ignorant of mathematics, procured him a not very complimentary nickname.
They're referred to as ‘schoolfellows,’ so it's quite likely they were at Wittenberg (their namesakes appear in the university rosters in the 1500s), but they could have been pre-university schoolfellows .
He did not join in the sports of other boys, and he was even made the victim of cruel practical jokes by some schoolfellows .
Although nicknamed ‘Dafty’ by his schoolfellows at Edinburgh Academy, he had a fertile and brilliant mind.
Dobbin is horribly bullied by his schoolfellows at Dr Swishtail's when it is discovered (after young Osborne ‘sneaks’ on him) that his father is a grocer.