Education: Peacocks v. Saddles

Timid? Cowardly? Vain? Dishonest? Untruthful? Easily bored? Was this, wondered London last week, any way to describe the healthy, cricket-playing backbone of the Empire, the British public school boy? Heaven forbid. But there, in banner headlines in the London Press, glowered those very words. What bounder had dared utter them?

It was Cuthbert Harold Blakiston, 53, headmaster since 1925 of SS. Mary & Nicolas College (Lancing College), one of England's first-rank secondary schools. Headmaster Blakiston, an old Oxonian, has been an assistant master at Sherbourne, a house master at Eton. His...

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