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d high, they cannot run away; With band of yarn she keeps offenders in, And to her gown the sturdiest rogues can pin. The sanded floor served as blackboard, and the same rod that struck terror to evil-doers made a very good substitute for a crayon, a bit of birch bark or a broad chip made an excellent slate, and charcoal was as good as chalk. The home, which with their descendants seems to be so fast dying out, was the centre and source of their whole life. It was the conviction, says Mayo in his Public Schools in the Colonial Period, that every child born into this world is the child of God, capable of becoming a vital and useful member of society; and the corresponding obligation of the community to give to it the opportunity of that training at home, in the church, and in the school, which should send it forth at early manhood or womanhood a self-directing competent person and a reputable citizen of a self-governed state, that was at work silently and persistently below the