Just when it seemed Archie Knight couldn't get any busier, he was hired as the headmaster of Kingston Collegiate Institute.
The timing wasn't great. The young couple had just gotten settled in Hawkesbury, and Cordelia was pregnant with their first child. The prospect of moving 150 miles to Kingston must have been daunting.
But that wasn't all. Soon after Archie accepted the position, the Kingston school caught fire and nearly burned to the ground. He hurried there alone to find and furnish a house, to oversee renovations to the school, and to run classes for his new students from a temporary location at City Hall.
Meanwhile, Cordelia stayed in Hawkesbury with her married sister. On September 19th, she gave birth to a son, and they called him Freddie. It would be a while before they discovered that the baby had a mental disability.
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