Education: Alarums and Excursions (cont'd)

DON'T WORRY, MOTHERS, THE EVACUATED KIDDIES ARE HAPPY IN THE COUNTRY.

So ran a headline in London's Sunday Express. Datelining their dispatches "Somewhere in Surrey," or "on the Cambridgeshire-Northants border," correspondents reported that 1,000,000 city children were busy fishing, blackberrying, golfing, bathing, enjoying many another unaccustomed treat.

One correspondent found eleven lucky slum children quartered on a big estate with yew trees, sunken lawns, wrought-iron gates and a flock of servants to wait on them. When he arrived, the children were clinging to their delighted host's coattails, calling him "Uncle." They reported that...

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