Diary of a Western Schoolmaster by John Kay StabletonDiary of a Western Schoolmaster by John Kay Stableton

Diary of a Western Schoolmaster

byJohn Kay Stableton

Paperback | February 8, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1900 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II TIM I remember first seeing Tim, a boy ten years of age, just ready to shed his knee pants, a beautiful boy to look at, and with a spring in his movement that so attracted my attention that I turned around to give him a second glance. He was in the seventh grade, and from almost the first day manifested an jjinruly disposition. His idea seemed to be that no one should control him. He had been elsewhere to school, and was familiar with most of the mean little ways of annoying a teacher and disturbing the school. He began by telling the boys that his teacher did not dare to whip him; that she would better not touch. him, and continued in this way until it became evident that unless he showed a different spirit he could not long be tolerated in the school. When he made a disturbance, if his teacher spoke to him, he would fly into a violent passion, and become very disagreeable to deal with. I talked with his teacher about him and finally decided that probably the best thing for him and all concerned would be to give him a strapping. His mother said, " I can do nothing with him at home, if you can make anything out of him, do it, and use your own judgment as to the means you employ." I studied his case until I felt confident that physical pain would have a very beneficial effect on him. A few days after I came to this conclusion, the seventh and eighth grades were passed into the high school room to spend an hour. As they were returning to their respective rooms Tim created disorder in the ranks by interfering with those in front of him. I at once stepped up to him and hurried him into an office at the end of the hall. He fought, tried to bite, screamed, threatened, and dared me to punish him. His face was pale with rage, and he seemed like one craze...
Title:Diary of a Western SchoolmasterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217466060

ISBN - 13:9780217466066