Her class of twelve surrounds the wise old owl, some vying for her attention, others distinctly bored, others up to mischief. Peter’s pet parrot, Spike, has been sent along to join the classroom in the hope of improving his limited but raucous vocabulary. Spike can be seen peering out from behind a wing looking decidedly cheeky. This is also the shoebill’s first appearance, who later starred in his own solo box. Peter’s mouse would not have stood a chance had he appeared here. Interior hallmarks include ©, HBC logo, and P.C.