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SCHOOL is a collection compiled by Anne Lawton Lunt, an author
living in the Northwest U.S., of responses to the concept of
These views display a variety of voices, reflecting
the human condition, hopes and aspirations in a time of great
EXCERPT (from the section Earliest Childhood Memory
"In first grade, in Vancouver, B.C., I remember
that after recess our teacher would line us up in front of our
little classroom in two distinct rows: The boys's and the girls'.
She waited till we were all quiet and in a straight line
before we were allowed to resume the scholastic environment
of our room. But I had to step sideways to the right, towards
the girls' line and give the girl of my fancy a friendly nudge
with my hand. The teacher, an elderly lady with glasses and a
long gray dress started screaming. I didn't understand English
yet, and didn't understand quite what was wrong. I did,
however, understand the spaking she gave me then. It hurt and
made me cry."
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