Ramblings with Yesterday's Child

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 08
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1976
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 325605
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Title Ramblings with Yesterday's Child
Description But, oh, the joy that prevailed when the teacher read aloud such stirring tales as The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Black Beauty, or Robinson Crusoe! Or helped her students to memorize such inspiring pieces of literature as Moore's "A Visit from St. Nicholas", Kilmer's "Trees", Longfellow's "Paul Rever's Ride," Hunt's "Abou Ben Adam," Whittier's "In School Days", or any of hundreds of other delightful poems! There were other facets of school life that brought pleasure or pain, as the case might be. There was the day the little boy named Paul was sitting in his seat doing his work. Apparently the teacher was easily irritated, for she had threatened to tie his feet to his desk if he didn't quit shuffling them. Suddenly she jumped up and said she would get the rope she had brought to tie them. Paul was terror-stricken. He was small-the smallest boy in the class. He looked at his classmates in sheer agony. No one could help him. Then all in a second he ran out of the room. He never came back to this class again. Another time two little girls were playing at recess. One had a bottle of ink. Innocently, they moistened the cork and made a round cork mark on each other's wrist watch. What fun it was- that make-believe world! But all too soon the fun came to an end. Upon her return to class, the teacher noticed the beauti-ful works of art. From the front of the class, she pointed out the culprits and said she had heard of wild Indians who painted their bodies, but had never expected such performances from supposedly civilized people. As if this punishment was not sufficient, each child was sent home with a B in deportment on his report card. Not many people can imagine the humiliation and suffering this act occasioned for a conscientious child. Not even the fact that this teacher quit in the middle of the year and that the new teacher, after putting down an A in deportment for the new term (carefully scratching out the offending B) ever fully compensated for the hurt. Years later, the one little girl taught the child of her former teacher and could have gotten even, but somehow she had no desire to hurt this little child. -4-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 8
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 325560
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