Education: The Monkeys

In a row of elegant houses along London's Pont Street, one door remains unlocked far into the night. Every once in a while, a chic miss walks in, nods to the matron sitting in the hall, then hurries up to bed. To Londoners, these girls are known as Monkeys—members of what is commonly called the Monkey Club. But such titles are misleading: the girls happen to be students at the most famous and fashionable finishing school in Britain.

By all the laws of economics, the Club of the Three Wise Monkeys should be on...

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