The way I remember it, Billy Budd did something to attract the teacher's attention. The teacher, wishing to make an impression on our young hero, grasped him by the ankle and hung him out of the second story window (pictured above 2nd from right).
Am I remembering correctly? It was a forty+ years ago.

Author: WmX

I stumbled off the track to success in 1968, started chasing shadows that summer. Since then, In addition to farm-laborer and newspaper photographer my occupational incarnations include dishwasher, janitor, retail photo clerk, plumber, HVAC repairman, auto mechanic, CAT scan technologist, computer worker and politico (whatever it takes to buy a camera.) I am on the road to understanding black and white photography.