Statistics for occurrence #1 of “John D. White” in chapter 1 of Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant:
...ion of ever having been punished at home, either by scolding or by the rod. But at school the case was different.
The rod was freely used there, and I was not exempt from its influence.
I can see John D. White — the school teacher-now, with his long beech switch always in his hand.
It was not always the same one, either.
Switches were brought in bundles, from a beech wood near the school house, b...
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