OLD-TIME SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL-BOOKS - online book

An Illustrated history & description Of Schools in the 18th & 19th Centurys.

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were addicted to the use of a " thumb paper," folded and slipped in where the thumb rested when the
" A Basket of Eggs.
book was in use. This might be merely made of a piece of newspaper or wrapping paper; or it might be nice new foolscap, or possibly bright blue or red glazed paper. Some children had their thumb papers attached to the book by a long thread, and they were par­ticularly happy if instead of the thread they acquired a bit of gay-colored sewing-silk from the mother's work-basket.
The most serious attention the average boy gave to his books » a Spani s."
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