"A man never rises so high as when he knows not whither he is going.”
| Charleston, S.C., during the Civil War,
in background. Civil War
Crawling up alongside the red wooden façade of the schoolhouse, Jack and me peeked through the windows and scanned the room. There was Mike seated on one end of a bench, paying the strictest attention to master’s lesson.
Charleston, South Carolina
From Project Gutenberg’s Peculiarities of American Cities by Union CaptainWillard Glazier; Philadelphia, Hubbard Brothers, Publishers, 1886
A Disrupted Lesson
I ran as fast as I could, not wishing for master to catch me a’skippin’ school and a’knockin’ on his door like I was a’comin’ a’visitin’ which I couldn’t do now anyway because Jack whacked the door so loud as to be heard unmistakably as a rude intrusion on master’s lesson and so I had no choice-I scampered away like a cat escapin’ from a bulldog.
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