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in obedience than the family. The father or the mother may, wisely
or in unwisely, allow the child time for "reflection" or more properly, for the subsidence of feeling but in a great school there must be no delay, no questioning and there can be none with out an interference with the rights of others and the good of the school. Children are very often disobedient at home whose obedience is reluctant and ques tioning, learn at school to obey promptly and cheerfully what is re quired and the spirit and habit of obedience thus acquired often be comes helpful in the home. Moreover the obedience required in school is so obviously in harmony with what the pupil ought to do that there is little questioning or doubt. So far as we are thus mere bundles of habits and as a great author has said "stereotyped creatures, imitators and copiers of our past selves,'' and since this under any circumstances is what we al ways tend to become it follows first of all the teacher's prime concern should be to ingrain into the pupils that assortment of habits that shall be most useful to him throughout life. Then let no youth have any anxiety about the future. If he keep faithfully busy each hour of the working day he may safely leave the final result to itself. He can with perfect certainty count on waking up some morning to find himself one of the competent ones of his race and generation in what ever vocation he may have singled out. 10.