Education: Boys Who Are Mad

The great English public is tremendously worked up over the character of fifteen year old boys. The headmaster of Eton has stated in print that "It is only known to schoolmasters, and not to all of them, how large a proportion of boys are a little mad between the ages of 14 and 17. Weird fancies, always egotistic, suspiciousness, moroseness, solitariness, all these are common, but they present most diverse appearances to the observer. Among the rougher boys arson is not infrequent and kleptomania is fairly rampant with all classes." Frankly, the British public doesn't...

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