This is a tale about a club for eccentrics that exists under the guise of an academic establishment; Yoxford University. Through its history dating back to 1791 it accumulated great wealth. The university came to the attention of the press some years ago and was dubbed “the home of the strange, the deranged and a small fortune”. The university was only in the public eye for a few days then all returned to normal and no more was thought of the press reports, no more that is until the recent death of Professor Extraordinarius, Richard Chaleskins.
The professor died a very bizarre death and apparently by his own hand. This was shocking enough for all on campus but they were shocked further the next morning when many received a package in the post that Professor Charleskins had apparently posted just before he took his own life. The packages contained copies of a book he had written and had had privately and secretly printed. The book contained cloaked warnings that the historical press reports of Yoxford’s small fortune had attracted the interest of organised crime and that the university was about to be stung, stung to death. To add emphasis to his warning the copy he sent the university’s dean he renamed “for whom the horn honks, it honks for thee Basil Friggwynt-Witt.
Will this be the end of Yoxford University or will the old adage “The Lord looks after fools and Englishmen” prove true.