Breaking Away; or, The Fortunes of a Student

Author: Optic, Oliver

Average rating:
  • Fair-Read Level: 4
  • Illustrated? Yes
  • Length: C
  • Flesch: 74.31
  • Kincaid: 6.72
  • Fog Level: 9.75
  • Core 1 and 2: 82.41

Placement Text

"Ernest Thornton!" called Mr. Parasyte, the principal of the Parkville Liberal Institute, in a tone so stern and severe that it was impossible to mistake his meaning, or not to understand that a tempest was brewing. "Ernest Thornton!" As that was my name, I replied to the summons by rising, and exhibiting my full length to all the boys assembled in the school-room—about one hundred in number. "Ernest Thornton!" repeated Mr. Parasyte, not satisfied with the demonstration I had made. "Sir!" I replied, in a round, full, square tone, which was intended to convince the principal that I was