S THE DISCOVERY OF THE CHILD Let us suppose that the teacher has reached (independently of his scientific education) a similar feeling of interest, although in a lesser degree, in the observation of natural psychological phenomena in children. Well, such preparation would not be enough. He is destined for his own special work—not that of observing insects or infusoria, but man. And it is not man in the manifestations of his daily life,-like those of a family of insects when they awake in the morning, but man at the awakening of his mental life. For him who -desires to cultivate it, interest in humanity must possess a quality which connects more intimately the observer and the observed than that which connects the zoologist or the botanist with nature; and that which is more intimate is neces- sarily more pleasant. Man cannot love the insect or the chemical reaction without becoming worn out; to anyone watching him without understanding, such attrition appears as suffering, as the exhaustion of life itself, as martyrdom. But the love of man for man may be sweeter, and may be so simple that not only those privileged in spirit but the masses may attain it without an effort. Teachers, when they have been sufficiently imbued with the spirit of the scientists, must comfort themselves with the thought that very scon they will be able to experience happiness when they become observers of humanity. . In order to give an idea of this second form of preparation of the spirit, let us imagine that we are interpreting the sincere minds of those first followers of Jesus Christ who were listening to him speaking of a Kingdom of God which was greater than any which could be conceived of on earth. One of the disciples began to wonder hew greatness would be assessed, in this Kingdom, and asked Him with childish .curiosity: "Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?" Jesus called a little child to Him and said: " Whosoever shall humble himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in tte Kingdom of Heaven."