THE Dobbinses never had seemed to belong to Wayneboro society. Their children had always been my biggest problems in grade school, and scarcely a year went by that I didn't gain a new Dobbins while I still had one to cope with. Some of them could not help being problem children. They should not have come to school at all, for I didn't have either the time or the training to help their slow moving minds. Others seemed bright enough, but they were indifferent to school and left it any time a better occupation offered itself, perhaps to work in the coal yards, or peddle trinklets for a few days, and their school attendance was spasmodic.
"Alan Takes A Wife,"
Manuscripts: Vol. 15
, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.butler.edu/manuscripts/vol15/iss1/7