Eton’s Block & Birch

UNITED KINGDOM
School CP – February 1949



Corpun file 23054

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Time, New York, 21 February 1949

Letters

Eton’s Block & Birch


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Sir:

In Colonel Bodley’s letter re Eton’s whipping block [TIME, Jan. 24], there are a few reminders of a visit to Eton . . . The whipping block . . . had the birch rod standing beside it looking like a broom for sweeping garden leaves, but with a very stout handle. My wife said: “That wouldn’t hurt much.” The reply was “Madam — I would like you to remember there’s nothing between the boy and the birch” . . .

E. L. BROWN
Melbourne, Australia