Education: Happiness & a Hickory Stick

In his father's English parsonage and at strict Westminster School, Christopher Windley Lonsdale "was brought up to respect a hickory stick. He thinks it did him good. When he emigrated to western Canada as a young man, he was appalled at the way sassy schoolboys talked to their elders. Since western Canada had no private schools to turn out little gentlemen, Lonsdale started one.

In the wooded wilderness of Vancouver Island, B.C., Lonsdale began with six boys. Today Shawnigan Lake School has 100 boys and 27 masters. One-third of the pupils come from the western U.S. They are easily distinguishable when they...

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