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Fought and Won. A Story of Grammar School Life

Author: Ruth Elliott
Publisher: T. Woolmer
Publish Date: 1886

We have read several chapters of this story of Grammar School Life and are horrified at the revelations (if they are such) of schoolboys consuming dozens of wines and spirits, gambling at cards and billiards and raising money to pay for drink and losses at an illegal pawn shop. If these things are so, it is time head masters and parents knew of the things done in secret, and put a stop to them. The discovery of the evil doings at Eastlake Grammar School leads to the formation of a Total Abstinence Society, with the happiest results; and the moral of the story is that for young and old teachers and taught, the wisest and only safe course is abstinence.