Education: Intelligence

If you were a child in a London County Council school and you were asked: " My next door neighbor has had three visitors: first, a doctor called, then a lawyer, and then a clergyman. What do you think has been happening there ? " you would run considerable risk by replying that your neighbor was coming down in the world, or that she was having people to dinner. But if you replied that there had probably been a death you might display normal intelligence for the age of 13. Or you might...

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