"Long years ago, in our valley, there was a little one-room schoolhouse. The smaller front desks were just right for little tots; and the last row could accommodate, very comfortably, a twelve-year-old boy, day-dreaming behind a propped-up geography book. With all eight grades in one room, there was, of course, a certain amount of confusion and distraction; and yet we did manage to acquire the rudiments of an education. We learned to spell and to read, and, as many had learned before, we learned to multiply and to divide."
Good Reading Rack Service, 1957