Education: At Lawrenceville

For thousands & thousands of U. S. novel readers Lawrenceville is still the harum-scarum little preparatory school of the 1890's about which Alumnus Owen Johnson wrote in The Varmint and Tin Tennessee Shad. Unforgettable are sue) redoubtable characters as Dink Stover Doc Mcnooder, The Prodigious Hickey Flash Condit, Turkey Reiter, The Triumphant Egghead—a lusty lot, forever up to highjinks, forever bedevilling their masters.

They got sick in great smoking contest, behind the bushes, or from eating the Welsh rarebit which the Tennessee Shad concocted of cheese and witch-hazel. They invented a Goldbergian "Sleep...

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