Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A.P. Knight Becomes a Teacher


A new teacher was needed at the schoolhouse in Renfrew. Archie Knight--the boy who loathed farming and lumbering--was just 16 years old, and unqualified. But he got the job, on the condition that he would pass his teaching exam in the fall.

So he taught all day and studied in the evenings. In November, he walked about 30 km (18.6 miles) to Arnprior, wrote the exam, passed it, and walked home again. Archie had found his calling.

Posted today on Storydello.