Education: The Pater

Alumni of Connecticut's Kent School remember a famous function—the night the headmaster sat in for a sick violinist at the prep school's dance. The Rev. Frederick Herbert Sill, priest of the Protestant Episcopal Order of the Holy Cross, fiddled till midnight so that his boys and their girls could dance to proper music. From the raised band platform he could also keep an eye on student manners. Any Kent boy who departed from propriety got a smart rap with the master's fiddle bow as he danced by.

Few of the boys were surprised at Father Sill's versatility. At Kent they were ready...

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