So we must hurry through Master Tom's year at a private school as fast as we can.
It was a fair average specimen, kept by a gentleman, with another gentleman as second master; but it was little enough of the real work they did--merely coming into school when lessons were prepared and all ready to be heard.
Now the theory of private schools is (or was) constant supervision out of school--therein differing fundamentally from that of public schools.
It was contrary to the traditions of the school that one of the lower-masters should be chosen.
He had come to the school as a day-boy, with the best scholarship on their endowment, so that his education had cost him nothing.
There were, then, a good many cheap Yorkshire schools in existence.
I cannot call to mind, now, how I came to hear about Yorkshire schools when I was a not very robust child, sitting in bye-places near Rochester Castle, with a head full of PARTRIDGE, STRAP, TOM PIPES, and SANCHO PANZA; but I know that my first impressions of them were picked up at that time, and that they were somehow or other connected with a suppurated abscess that some boy had come home with, in consequence of his Yorkshire guide, philosopher, and friend, having ripped it open with an inky pen-knife.
I went to several places in that part of the country where I understood the schools to be most plentifully sprinkled, and had no occasion to deliver a letter until I came to a certain town which shall be nameless.
The Avonlea school was a whitewashed building, low in the eaves and wide in the windows, furnished inside with comfortable substantial old-fashioned desks that opened and shut, and were carved all over their lids with the initials and hieroglyphics of three generations of school children.
Marilla had seen Anne start off to school on the first day of September with many secret misgivings.
In a few moments the master arrived and school "took in.
The school stared in perplexity at this incredible folly.
No communication of any sort was permitted between his pupils during school hours.
One day in school Cyrus sent a letter across to Cecily.
can do no good; what will do good is an economic organization in which the people will become richer, will have more leisure--and then there will be schools