Nicholas Comenius
by William Riddle (9780217242462)

Nicholas Comenius
 
William Riddle
Release Date: 10 December 0140
Format: Paperback
Pages: 106
Category: Historical Fiction
ISBN: 9780217242462
ISBN-10: 0217242464



Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. LADAMUS AND MARINDA. IT was late in the evening when I arose to leave the veteran educator, and, as we stood within the open doorway of his low, dusky office, watching the moon as it came into view, a single horseman rode up and dismounted. "Oh, it is only Ladamus, one of the six men of Brimstone district school board; comes regularly . once a month for legal advice covering some knotty point in the school law," said Comenius, as the backwoodsman stepped into the post-office opposite. " Come inside, if not too much in a hurry, and I'll relate a little episode that the old gentleman will illustrate before an hour goes by." " You expect to meet him then, on official business?" I remarked, as I stepped within and closed the door. "O yes; and there isn't a section of the school law that I haven't gone over time and again for the benefit of Brimstone School Board." " Rather a difficult undertaking, to find authority for the multiplicity of legal questions submitted annually for your decision," I suggested. " Oh no, not by any means, my friend," he re- plied. " You see, the common school law was framed to meet every phase of the public school question, and is susceptible, pro and con, of almost any construction desirable. As a whole, it is both contractive and expansive, and affords those high in authority an easy avenue of escape from what otherwise might involve school boards in endless litigation." " Then you seem to anticipate the purpose of the old gentleman's mission ?" " Fully, my friend; and if you are not averse to a little innocent amusement, I will illustrate to your satisfaction the versatility of the law, and how it can be twisted to meet the whims and caprices of the average school trustee. But in order that you may appreciate more f...

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