Glengarry School Days: A Story of the Early Days in Glengarry, by Ralph Connor (Charles William Gordon), was published in Toronto, New York and London, 1902. Connor's schoolboys come under the influence, first, of the universally loved and respected Archie Munro, and then of John Craven, who, through his contact with the minister's wife, is transformed from a talented but disreputable young teacher into a man filled with faith and bound for the ministry. Glengarry School Days sets out, with energy and good will, a clear design of moral and religious imperatives for the formation of good character; Connor's stories celebrate his Scots figures' hardy self-reliance, their deep respect for what they understand as God's law, and the ordered vigour of the lives they make in the light of their faith.