Summer 1948 • Vol. X No. 3 Fiction |

Our School

(For Jean) GROUP I (Ages 6-8) The butcher came at an unusual time, to slaughter and dress a calf. The teacher of the youngest group was unwarned, and they were roaming in the field. They hastened in fascination to the spot. They did not see the killing but they watched the flaying, they could not be torn away. They were sick with fright and feasted their eyes. Their teacher came and saw that they could not be removed without commands and threats. Though she was a squeamish little woman, she put up a brave front and said, "How interesting! and isn't it interesting what he's doing now!" She pointed out which was the heart and which the lungs and where the round steak came from and where the rib roast, while the poor dead beast hung with its hide dangling over its ears. At meal time the children were nauseated. There was meat on the platter. They were not encouraged to eat; but their teacher thought—she herself, to her surprise, ate voraciously—that they should exp

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