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“The crows flapped over by twos and threes,
The one day of summer of all the year,
AND THE REASON FOR IT.
As pupils advance toward maturity they are not satisfied with such facts and obvi
ous relations as have been the delight of their childhood. Their minds crave something that lies beyond the world of sense. Reflective energies begin to assert themselves, forming a balance for the perceptives. The when, the where, and the how no longer engross the attention, and the why comes into prominence. Observation and experiment have brought into
life mental desires which extend beyond individual experience, and which find their satisfaction only in the accumulated experiences of the race.
To furnish a solid basis for thought, pupils just entering this reflective age still need the facts which observation gives. To satisfy the cravings of their new-born én.