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Shvoong Home>Books>Novels & Novellas>Evans Tries an O-Level Review

Evans Tries an O-Level

Book Review   by:buta     Original Author: Colin Dexter
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Evans desired to have some sort of academic qualification while he was serving imprisonment. For this he wanted to give the o-level (ordinary certificate in secondary examination) in German. So, a German teacher comes to teach him for ten months. Then he gives the examination there in his cell. A parson called McLeery is called to invigilate for the exam. The Governor him self comes to supervise security arrangements as the prisoner is very cunning and had escaped three times earlier also. The parson left with all the papers after the exam got over.

However later it was discovered that Evans had escaped in the guise of a parson. Evans had badly wounded the parson behind the prison cell. The parson tells that he knew where Evan was. So he is sent in a police van to catch Evans. But since the parson was bleeding badly he was dropped at the hospital. Later it was found that no wounded parson had visited the hospital. So now it was obvious that the parson was a fake. But now they knew that Evans did not escape in the guise of Parson but he had stayed in the prison and fooled the entire prison staff. The blood that flowed from his head was that of a pig which was brought in by McLeery. Similarly McLeery was no Parson. The real McLeery had been tied up in a room by some of Evans’s friends.

Later the governor caught him in a hotel room, handcuffed him and sent him in a prison van with prison officers. Once again Evans got the better of the governor as the prison van as well as the officers was false and a part of the master plan drafted by Evans friend.

Now he was free once again and so he was rightly called ‘Evans the Break’
Published: August 12, 2008   
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  1. Answer   Question  :    my question is that what were the precautions taken by the governer to avoid the escape of evans? View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    where does evans got the beard??? View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    who is parson ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    the parson is Mr Mcleery Friday, February 07, 2014
  1. Answer   Question  :    who was injured parson?? was he mclerry?? ( 2 Answers ) View All
  1. Answer  :    Evans was the injured parson not Mclerry .Evans act as Mclerry Sunday, February 23, 2014
  1. Answer  :    The injured person in the cell was Evans dressed up as Mcleery. Mcleery was actually a parson but one of Evan's friends tied him up and came in his dress as an invigilator. He was wearing two dresses and have one to Evans inside the cell. So he looked thinner when he was leaving. Saturday, January 25, 2014
  1. Answer   Question  :    what were the precautios taken for the smooth conduct of the examination ( 2 Answers ) View All
  1. Answer  :    various precautions were taken door were closed with special codes ,the room was various times ,speaker was inserted to note each and every moment the suitcase of invigilator was also checked . Sunday, February 23, 2014
  1. Answer  :    various precaution were taken all doors were closed with special codes security system were activated Evans room was checked various times Invalligor's suit case was also checked. Saturday, November 09, 2013
  1. Answer   Question  :    The psychological bent of mind of regular offenders View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    how did the hat help evan escape the prison? ( 2 Answers ) View All
  1. Answer  :    he could hide the make-up material in his hat tht helped him for his disguise of mcleery Sunday, October 06, 2013
  1. Answer  :    the invigilator,mc lerry, was also wearing a hat when he entered into the prison. Friday, May 10, 2013
  1. Answer   Question  :    what is the meaning of the evans last laugh ( 2 Answers ) View All
  1. Answer  :    he was able to escape again Friday, February 07, 2014
  1. Answer  :    he has fooled the governor again! Thursday, September 05, 2013
  1. Answer   Question  :    who was the person who was found injured in the prison cell!? ( 2 Answers ) View All
  1. Answer  :    he was Evans acting like Mr Mcleery Friday, February 07, 2014
  1. Answer  :    it was evans himself! Thursday, February 28, 2013
  1. Answer   Question  :    what was the significance of the second call in the story? View All
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  1. 2. sayanth.k

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    this was very useful 4 me .so i thank u for this work u had done............

    1 Rating Sunday, November 25, 2012
  2. 1. Ratish

    Evan

    nice.......

    0 Rating Thursday, March 01, 2012
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