He was the kind of boy who'd hang out with (Just) William Brown or go to the same school as Jennings and Derbyshire and, in the school holidays, would get involved in some prankish exploit such as we read about, when young, in books like The Otterbury Incident or saw in films like Hue and Cry. He was - to those of a certain age - one of us!
Not so some very creepy kids that Irascian came across on the net the other week on a site devoted to period (and therefore 'strange') advertisements.
Take this young man with teeth that suggest he might just be the young Hannibal Lecter...
What is he eating? And is it still alive? If it's not, then why is it struggling to get off the fork? And are those bread sticks on the table beside him or sausages... or what??
As for this young lady, I can't help feeling she probably oughtn't to be fed too much red - orf even pink - meat...
While, scariest of all, is this young miss whose rapture at seeing all that red stuff (which may only be jam although, personally, I doubt it!) would suggest the imminent need to send for an exorcist!
A lingering question remains: did these commercial children actually sell any of the products they were advertising. I have to say, I doubt it - unless, of course, those products were birth control aids!