Education: Eton Bids Farewell to Fagging

Now senior boys will have to buy their own eggs

Leaning out into the dark dormitory hallway at Britain's most celebrated public (i.e., private) school, an 18-year-old senior, dressed in the school's uniform of pinstripe trousers and morning coat, yells loudly: "Boy, up!" Before the echoes can die away, ten lowerclassmen, aged 12 and 13, scramble up the stairwell, tails flapping. Inevitably, one boy arrives last. His punishment: a trip to the store to buy an egg for the senior's tea.

Having small boys provide this kind of service to school seniors is a long tradition in British public schools. It has been...

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