Oxford Anecdotes: Close Encounters of the Weird Kind!

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JD Morgan relates some of the stranger tales during his time at Oxford, including being accosted by a complete stranger re-telling a random story about the naked exploits of ‘Good Old Mungo’, being on the wrong end of a tirade of verbal abuse meant for a former Tory Cabinet Minister, having a full bowl of water chucked over him from a passing car in Summertown for no apparent reason, perpetually trying to avoid being mugged on Iffley Road when on his way to the gym, and, of course, the legendary tale of the ‘homeless’ man who turned out to be a modern day Wildean equivalent of a  Ragged-Trousered Philanthropist! (2,000 words)


“You remember him, don’t you?”, said an elderly man wearing a very expensive-looking wine and green Tattersall shirt, claret-coloured corduroy trousers, yellow socks and red, felt-crested slippers. He was staring straight at me, as though he’d known me all his life, and yet, I had never set eyes on him before! ‘You must remember him! You know! James! Always in the soup, getting up to no good!’ By now, I was gazing back at him blankly, not having a single, solitary clue what on earth he was talking about, or to whom he was referring. Then, all of a sudden, my prison savvy kicked in – which was to agree with all the stuff and nonsense that prisoners were spouting at me when they were ranting and raving for no good reason. ‘Yes!’, I replied, enthusiastically, to this complete stranger who, by now, had also decided to enter into my personal space, ‘Of course I remember him!’ ‘Knew you would!’, he responded, “He’s in trouble again, you know! He’s for it this time – especially if the Press find out that the Police were involved, as well! Apparently, they found him tied up in the boot of somebody’s car – totally naked! Starkers, he was! But, you remember – he was the same when we were at school! Always taking bloody stupid risks with that sort of thing! Ah well, at least he brightened up those dark old days, didn’t he! After all, who could ever forget GOOD OLD ‘MUNGO’!”

4 reviews for Oxford Anecdotes: Close Encounters of the Weird Kind!

  1. JB

    These anecdotes will not disappoint! J D Morgan’s trademark vivid descriptions, brimming with details, bring every character and place to life. Sit back and enjoy a good read!

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