The reason for the gamble could be a flattering report from Hell's Kitchen slavedriver
Marco Pierre White and the news that Marco will have ultimate say on who goes and stays.
In this film, Moses accidentally knocks an Egyptian slavedriver
off a scaffold.
According to the Book of Exodus, he is forty when he smites a brutal Egyptian slavedriver
and flees to the land of Midian.
Not all work is with a slavedriver
boss, not all women are forced into a job and not all mums do the caring work alone.
But the Clerk and the Slavedriver
Are birds of another kind, For the clerk sits in his high glass cage With money on his mind, And the slavedriver
down below Can't call a slave a friend Instead they have (or nearly all) The Company for a wife, A strange kind of bedmate That sucks away their life On a little mad dirt track Of chiselling and strife [Baxter, 1972]
While most of those on the farm benefit from the grandmother's visits, the narrator points to the oppressive nature of the patriarchy by describing Sophia Jane as a "tireless, just and efficient slavedriver
," a tyrant from whom the grandchildren wish to be free (p.