Education: A Ride in the Country

One evening last week, David M. Campbell Jr., 15-year-old Mobile, Ala. high-school sophomore, told his parents he was going out. His plan for the evening: to be initiated into one of Mobile's six high-school fraternities. When David had not returned by 9:45, the Campbells set out to look for him. On the road an old car shot past at high speed, with a boy outside, on the running board. It was David. The Campbells pursued, caught up with the other car only when it slowed down. David, clad in undershorts and his body smeared with tar, was too dazed to recognize...

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