Book 1, Chapter 1 Summary

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Last Updated January 12, 2023.

A speaker stands in a plain school room. He has a square forehead, two dark eyes, a wide mouth, and a bald head fringed with bristles of hair. He wears a square coat, emphasizing his square body. The speaker’s appearance accentuates his hard, square words as he insists that the boys and girls before him be taught nothing but facts. The schoolmaster, another gentleman, and several children listen to the speaker insist that facts alone are serviceable and that everything else must be rooted out of the “little vessels” waiting to learn.

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Book 1, Chapter 2 Summary