This book is about memories of a boarding school life, and is also a tribute to the Grenada Boys Secondary School (GBSS) Hostel as a great educational institution in a then emerging country. Academic disciplines were taught at the GBSS. The Hostel supplemented academics with lessons on personal interactions and relationships, and on social living in general. The keys to life in the Hostel were discipline and camaraderie – in study; in play; and in other aspects of social life. Hostel Boys were more confined than boys living outside, but such confinement was without a baggage of written rules, and life therein provided several opportunities for individual personal development. In the words of one Hostel Boy: “So many of us came to the Hostel as brash, crude, ‘ignorant’, unhewn base metals, and left as polished gems.” Though the book does not specifically deal with the issue, it challenges the reader to ponder the issue of channeling the always roving human spirit in positive directions at a young age.