"I would like another pat of butter, please." "Certainly, Sir," replied the bus-boy as we breakfasted in a San Francisco hotel. It was not so much what he said. It was the manner in which it was spoken that started a train of thought. "Why is it," I began philosophizing to my wife, "that we Americans are so ill-trained in good manners and the use of the English language. This bus-boy is evidently English. I doubt if one in a hundred college seniors in America, ready for graduation from college, could speak and act with the grace and culture of this English bus-boy. Yet in every other phase of education they would all probably show much further advancement than this young man. "In other words, he probably has no more than a high school education, yet because he has been reared in an English home he appears to have more education than the average American college graduate."
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