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Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 154 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 66 page 154
conduct of the school. _You must watch that Gene Marshall_ and that little fellow from up the road, Linn Jepson and Fred Hutton too._ Then having a happy inspiration, he urged: _Let _em have the switch. Lick _em hard._ And so he went off smiling happily, gurgling to himself. Meanwhile the school, left by itself so long, - an unusual experience _ went disorderly. Thus the teacher coming back suddenly into the schoolroom, heard the talking, and beheld some infractions. Some pupils were not loyal, one or two, to boy codes of honor and three of us were called up to be whipped: myself, Gene Marshall and Bob Waterman. Than up rose the hand of Leila Williams, my cousin, and imperious leader on the girl_s side of the school. The teacher stopped his strokes upon me, the first unlucky victim of his ::::::::: wrath and listened to Leila. _every boy in the school was just as bad as the three in front._ This assertion caused deep consternation and the school fell to an awestruck silence. The teacher hesitated, then scolded us severely and we were sent to our seats. In that early day the pupils in the school were called scholars! And why not! We could read and write! As time goes how short a period since the mass of the people, those in high place, even kings, and those in low place were unable to write or read. It was the common lot. A very few persons did the writing for the land of England and these were scholars. So that as school grew, the little beginners were in compliment called scholars and the term came down
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