Re: doing more than screw the fire escape at high school?
This book is heavy going, isn't it?
Originally Posted by mrghd
Your difficulty with comprehension may lie in the fact that you have missed the "on" from the quoted passage. I would interpret the passage as meaning that the young lady in question had achieved somewhat more at high school than simply having sexual intercourse on the [presumably secluded] fire escape stairs.
You said some time ago that you were seeking to gain insights into certain aspects of Society through this book. From the passages quoted so far, I would guess that the only insights to be gained might be to the fevered imagination of the Author.
I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....