Education: Bee

"Gladiolus," said the professorial gentleman. Edna Stover, 11, of Trenton, N. J., felt baffled. "Gladiolus," repeated the gentleman. "It is the name of a flower." Edna took his word for it. She gulped. "G-l-a-d-y-o-l-u-s," said Edna, and looked scared. The gentleman was sympathetic. That really was pretty close for guessing, but he waved her aside and she had to stumble off the platform to her seat. If she cried when she got there, it was nerves, not bad sportsmanship. "G-L-A-D-I-O-L-U-S." Loudly, brightly, firmly, confidently, 11-year-old Frank Neuhauser of Louisville, Ky., spelled...

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