The Human Factor in Education

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byJames Phinney Munroe

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1920 Excerpt: ... THE WORLD OF THE PENNY WISE The usage of the great war, which dated events from "Somewhere in France," gives precedent for saying that " Somewhere in New England " the following conversation may (or may not) have taken place. The scene is a picturesque village, ten miles from a railroad. Its wide, grass-grown street is lined with a double row of elms, its untrimmed fruit trees bear infrequent and weazened apples, its houses, for the most part unpainted, are falling into decay. The windows of its one store are filled with fly-specked rubbish, its three or four churches advertise the poverty of their congregations: yet over it all is an air of exquisite peace. The only person visible is an elderly farmer leaning against a lop-sided post and chewing, ruminatingly, a bit of straw. Having, with neither animation nor interest, and with an acid economy of words, indicated the way to the railroad, he seems disposed to relapse into the prevailing somnolence. The motorist, however, with the jarring alertness of his kind, wonders if even this ancient model of humanity may not be cranked into some sort of verbal speed. "Don't you find it inconvenient to be so far from the railroad?" "Naw. Could ha' had the railroad here when I was a little shaver, but none on us didn't want it." "How's that?" "Waal, they had it fixed fer to take some of our bes' farm land and to soak us fer betterments; so father an' some o' the rest on 'em fit it tooth and nail, and made 'em go through Hog Holler, ten miles further down." "Aren't you sorry now?" "Naw. Wife's brother lives down to Hog Holler (though they don't call it that naow; got some highfalutin' name like Rainbow Falls;) and when I see him last, 'bout ten years ago, he said he was kep' awake terribul by the trains an' the fact'rie...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1920 Excerpt: ... THE WORLD OF THE PENNY WISE The usage of the great war, which dated events from "Somewhere in France," gives precedent for sayin...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217331157

ISBN - 13:9780217331159

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