Sidney, Mr Fox, and the Paid Servant, was
the title of E.R. Braithwaite’s
novel published in 1962.
In his The Measure of A Man , a spiritual autobiography, Sidney
“When I was a boy there was a schoolhouse, and it was one room. Sometimes we went and sometimes we didn’t, because we were in the fields most of the time .
“I got to Nassau at ten and a half, and I quit school at twelve, so what I picked up between Cat [Cat island] and Nassau was just just enough to read the basics.
“The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography”, Sidney Pointer
“But I had a great teacher in Nassau. His name was Mr. Fox. William Fox. We call him Bill. Mr Bill Fox, and he was magical. I learned more from him than virtually anyone I knew. I drew heavily on him as a model for my character in To Sir with Love” .