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" No, sir," said the newly-engaged teacher of the Rea Ridge School to the Committee. "I do not believe in corporal punishment. It appeals only to the brute nature, and I expect to teach human beings. I shall use moral suasion instead of the rod. I shall appeal to the manly and womanly feelingß of my boys and girls." "All right, young feller, try it on," was all the comment this speech called forth, and the next Monday when the new teacher stood before his pupil3-for the first time he " tried it on." " Now, my dear boys and girls," he began, " I'm sure we are going to be the very best and dearest friends. lam delighted to meet such a number of bright, smiling boys and girls, and as I look into your happy and friendly faces I will that boy in the third row of seats kindly stop laughing? It really isn't gentlemanly to laugh while one is speaking. "As I was saying, my hearo. beats with pleasure when I think of all the grand and glorious possibilities bound up in whv, why, is impossible that one of my largest pupils is making a me? lam so grieved to think that will that boy there I by the stove sit down arid lipWo himself?

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A MORAL SUASION FAILURE., Issue 10444, 14 October 1897

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A MORAL SUASION FAILURE. Issue 10444, 14 October 1897

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