Peter Ustinov - class clown?

Peter Ustinov once received a letter from the headmaster at his young son's school: The boy had assumed the unfortunate role of class clown, the master explained. Moreover, his antics made classmates laugh and were a distraction. Could Ustinov not control his child? Ustinov composed a reply: He was able to afford the school's high fees, he explained, only because he himself was well compensated for assuming very similar roles in his own (adult) life...

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