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Pupil in Class Seen to "Scamper like a Boy at Bass-ball"
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|City/State/Country:||NY, United States|
|Immediacy of Report||Contemporary|
|Age of Players||JuvenileJuvenile|
Under the heading "School-boy Anecdote," this item tells of a "pupil in one of the common schools in New-York" who responded in an oral spelling quiz with an indistinct answer. The teacher pressed him on his answer: "Did you say 'a' or 'e'?"
"Why, you take ary [sic] one on 'em!" said the boy, and he scampered [to the front of the classroom] "like a boy at bass-ball, and placed himself at the head of the class."
Carried in the New-Hampshire Statesman and Concord Register, [Concord, NH], June 6, 1829, page 4, column 3: Attributed to the Berkshire American (no date given).
One source identifies the Berkshire American as being published in Pittsfield MA 1825-28.
Pittsfield is in westernmost MA and within 10 miles of the New York border. It is about 35 miles SE of Albany NY.Edit with form to add a comment
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|Submitted by||David Block (March 2011); and Tom Shieber (April 2015)|
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