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As a Small child I went to a school kept by three old ladies called the Misses Hough, just across the street from our house in Philadelphia, JL JLwhere I received the usual education given to children of that age,” wrote Dick Penrose, in a typewritten manuscript, found among his effects. It is entitled “Memoirs” and at the top of the first page, in his handwriting, is penciled “(Rough draft) one copy. Notes dictated at odd times.” “Later,” he continues, “I went to the Episcopal Academy, which was at that time located at Juniper and Locust Streets, and was presided over by Doctor Edward Robins, one of the kindest, most sympathetic, and at the same time learned heads of a school for older boys whom I have ever met. Though I greatly respected Doctor Robins, my main recollection of the Episcopal Academy was when we boys used to start in a body around the back streets between Juniper and 13th Streets to make raids on the boys at Doctor Fairies, school on 13th Street. These were real events to us and were more important with their bruises and blows than the serious studies and prayers at the Episcopal Academy.” That he was a good student, however, and kept his “mischief” for the hours after school is indicated by a document preserved among the family treasures which reof 9.10 in Scholarship and 9.92 in Conduct, is entitled to be ranked among those Commended with Honour, at the opening of

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