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The Girl and the Kingdom

Learning to Teach

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Language: English
Wordcount: 10,215 / 36 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.1
LoC Category: LB
Downloads: 826
Added to site: 2007.09.12
mnybks.net#: 18197
Origin: gutenberg.org
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thers, who spanked them vigorously every few minutes and returned them to me each time in a more unconquered state, with their lung power quite unimpaired and their views of the New Education still vague and distorted. As the mothers were uniformly ladies with ruffled hair, snapping eyes, high color and short temper, I could not understand the childrens' fear of me, a mild young thing "in white"--as the Corporal would say--but they evidently preferred the ills they knew. When the last mother led in the last freshly spanked child and said as she prepared to leave: "Well, I suppose they might as well get used to you one time as another, so good-day, Miss, and God help you!" I felt that my woes were greater than I could bear, for, as the door closed, several infants who had been quite calm began to howl in sympathy with their suffering brethren. Then the door opened again and the Corporal's bright face appeared in the crack.

"Goodness!" she ejaculated, "this ain't the new kind of a school I thought 'twas

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