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"I will teach him," said the doctor, "the eight parts of speech, logic, astrology, pneumatics, what is meant by substance and accident, abstract and concrete, the doctrine of the monades, and the pre-established harmony." "For my part," said the second, "I will endeavor to give him a sense of justice, and to make him worthy the friendship of good men."

Zadig then cried: "Whether thou art the child's favorite or not, thou shalt have his mother."

THE

New Worlds for Old

BY H. G. WELLS

(See page 519)

HE Socialist holds that the community as a whole should be responsible, and every individual in the community, married or single, parent or childless, should be responsible, for the welfare and upbringing of every child born into that community. This responsibility may be delegated in whole or in part to parent, teacher, or other guardian-but it is not simply the right but the duty of the state that is to say, of the organized power and intelligence of the community-to direct, to inquire, and to intervene in any default for the child's welfare.

WE

The Way to Freedom

BY FRANCISCO FERRER

(See page 336)

E must destroy all which in the present school answers to the organization of constraint, the artificial surroundings by which children are separated from nature and life, the intellectual and moral discipline made use of to impose ready-made ideas upon them, beliefs which deprave and annihilate natural bent. Without fear of deceiving ourselves, we can restore the child to the environment which entices it, the environment of nature in which he will be in contact with all that he loves, and in which impressions of life will replace fastidious book-learning. If we did no more than that, we should already have prepared in great part the deliverance of the child.

BOOK XIV

Humor

The Reserved Section

BY WILBUR D. NESBIT

(At the time of the great anthracite coal strike of 1902, George F. Baer, head of the coal trust, was quoted as declaring: "The rights and interests of the laboring man will be protected and cared for, not by labor and agitation, but by the Christian men to whom God in his infinite wisdom has given control of the property interests of this country")

IN

N the prehistoric ages, when the world was a ball of mist

A seething swirl of something unknown in the planet list; When the earth was vague with vapor, and formless and dark and void

The sport of the wayward comet-the jibe of the asteroid

Then the singing stars of morning chanted soft: "Keep out of there!

Keep off that spot which is sizzling hot-it is making coal for Baer!"

When the pterodactyl ambled, or fluttered, or swam, or jumped,

And the plesiosaurus rambled, all careless of what he

bumped,

And the other old time monsters that thrived on the

land and sea,

And did not know what their names were, any more than today do we

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