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To stop would kill me-save my life!
Pray let me go, and take my knife.”

But here Mr. Holyday found it necessary to interfere ; and, finding Jack disposed still to resist, he dragged him forward by the ear, and in this way ushered him into the school-room, and the awful presence of Dr. Tingler.

For the first few days, with the other boys,

A terrible life Jack led :
They cut up his cake, and they smashed his toys,
Drowned all his complaints with an impudent noise,

And made him an apple-pie bed;
And if he was dreaming in sweet repose, .

After “getting-up bell” did ring,
They gave him cold pig, and they corked his nose,
They spanked him, and pinched him, and tied his great toes

To the bed, with a piece of string ;
They fought him with bolsters, and made him a fag,
And if he cried out, then his mouth they would gag.

The first morning after Jack's arrival at school Dr. Tingler tried to find out what he knew. The Doctor was a man dreadful to behold; and it was reported that he lived entirely upon birch-rods, pickled in vinegar, and stewed spelling-books. His dressing-gown was very awful, and so were his spectacles ; and when he put on his black cap, and took up his cane, all the boys were so still and quiet, that you might have heard a pin drop if anybody had thrown one down. For some of the ill-behaved boys kept pins in their sleeves, to stick into

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To stop would kill me--save my life !
Pray let me go, and take my knife.”

But here Mr. Holyday found it necessary to interfere ; and, finding Jack disposed still to resist, he dragged him forward by the ear, and in this way ushered him into the school-room, and the awful presence of Dr. Tingler.

For the first few days, with the other boys,

A terrible life Jack led :
They cut up his cake, and they smashed his toys,
Drowned all his complaints with an impudent noise,

And made him an apple-pie bed;
And if he was dreaming in sweet repose, i

After “getting-up bell” did ring,
They gave him cold pig, and they corked his nose,
They spanked him, and pinched him, and tied his great toes

To the bed, with a piece of string;
They fought him with bolsters, and made him a fag,
And if he cried out, then his mouth they would gag.

The first morning after Jack's arrival at school Dr. Tingler tried to find out what he knew. The Doctor was a man dreadful to behold; and it was reported that he lived entirely upon birch-rods, pickled in vinegar, and stewed spelling-books. His dressing-gown was very awful, and so were his spectacles; and when he put on his black cap, and took up his cane, all the boys were so still and quiet, that you might have heard a pin drop if anybody had thrown one down. For some of the ill-behaved boys kept pins in their sleeves, to stick into

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