"a source of interest and speculation among the Them"
William joins his teacher and her beau, much to her annoyance (from the story The Fall of the Idol)
Public DomainWilliam joins his teacher and her beau, much to her annoyance (from the story The Fall of the Idol)

The Them is Adam’s gang, consisting of himself, Brian, Pepper and Wensleydale. The group is modelled on the Just William stories by Richmal Crompton, about a mischievous boy and his friends. Coincidentally or not, William Brown and his friends lived in the village of Hadfield