"When I left school there was nothing to do except field work. Hard, hard labour. I didn’t fancy that. So I started playing dominoes. Through dominoes I practised my mind and learned to read the minds of others. This has proved eternally useful to me.
Did Sir Pipecock actually make some sort of living out of playing dominoes?
PS - Obviously I'm aware that it is a truth universally acknowledged that he can read the minds of others.