The Value of the Classics in Training for Citizenship
by Gonzalez Lodge - 1917
There was a pleasant custom that the pirates had in the Middle Ages when they had taken possession of a great argosy of compelling those of their captives whom they could not make any use of to walk the plank, and they were in the habit of applying this pleasantry to those particularly who represented, perhaps, the aristocratic section of their capture. I feel much in the position of the one who is obliged to walk the plank since the educational pirates of the present day have made their attack upon the argosy of education.
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