Education: Tales out of School

Not all men remember their "good old golden rule days" as either golden or good; but almost all seem to love to tell about them. In an anthology out last week, two longtime schoolmasters—ex-Headmaster Claude M. Fuess and Teacher Emory S. Basford of Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.—have made a scrapbook collection of the tales some 100 famous men have told, over the ages, out of school.

Unseen Harvests: A Treasury of Teaching (Macmillan; $5) covers everything from Confucius' China to James Thurber's U.S.A., in poems, essays, snitches from novels and snatches of conversation ("There is now less flogging in our great...

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