American Education Volume 10, No. 4

American Education Volume 10, No. 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... and presented himself again. "Do you chew?" asked the philanthropist. "Yes, I do," was the desperate reply. "Stop it! Stop it for a year, and then come and see me again." The young man stopped chewing, but he never came back again. When asked by his anxious friends why he never called on the millionaire again he replied that he knew exactly what the man was driving at. "He'd have told me that now that I had stopped drinking and smoking and chewing I must have enough to start myself in business. And I have." Winston Churchill, the brilliant and powerful novelist, was talking in Concord about his failure to secure the nomination for the New Hampshire governorship. "There are tricks in every trade," said Mr. Churchill gravely. "Perhaps in politics there are tricks I haven't learned yet. Perhaps my political opponents were as crafty as the young Sunapee school-ma'am. "This school-ma'am never seemed to work particularly hard, and yet she had always the best class in the Sunapee district school. Not one of her pupils ever failed to be prepared for his tasks. No matter how difficult, how complex a question this school-ma'am might ask, every hand would at once go up. "Hence, whenever visitors came to the school, they were always taken to the school-ma'am's room, and she would hold a sample recitation for their benefit. "And such a recitation as it would be! Perfect, absolutely perfect! Every question answered with the most unparalleled accuracy, and every hand up to help out the answerer in case he should for an instant stumble. "One day a jealous-minded teacher, suspecting that it was impossible for any class of children to be always so perfectly grounded in their...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236969243
  • 9781236969248