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«SPOOKER, n. A writer whose imagination concerns itself with supernatural phenomena, especially in the doings of spooks. One of the most illustrious spookers of our time is Mr. William D. Howells, who introduces a well-credentialed reader to as respectable and mannerly a company of spooks as one could wish to meet. To the terror that invests the chairman of a district school board, the Howells ghost adds something of the mystery enveloping a farmer from another township.»
Author: Ambrose Bierce
, boarding school
, board meeting
, Company of
, school board
, The District
«With much care and skill power has been broken into fragments in the American township, so that the maximum possible number of people have some concern with public affairs»
«When I was a boy on the Mississippi River there was a proposition in a township there to discontinue public schools because they were too expensive. An old farmer spoke up and said if they stopped building the schools they would not save anything, because every time a school was closed a jail had to be built.»
Author: Mark Twain
, Mississippi River
, old school
, public schools