Education: Scandal in Lenox

"The place resolved itself into a bare and dirty room, with a couple of windows, whereof a tenth part might be of glass, the remainder being stopped up with old copybooks and paper. . . . The walls were so stained and discoloured that it was impossible to tell whether they had ever been touched with paint or whitewash. ...

"As [the students] lay closely packed together, covered, for warmth's sake, with their patched and ragged clothes, little could be distinguished but the sharp outlines of pale faces, over which the sombre light...

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