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viii PREFACE TO THE AMERICAN EDITION
extended scientific collaboration in the near future, and are embodied in two new chapters written for the American edition. I know that my method has been widely spoken of in America, thanks to Mr. S. S. McClure, who has pre­sented it through the pages of his well-known magazine. Indeed, many Americans have already come to Rome for the purpose of observing personally the practical applica­tion of the method in my little schools. If, encouraged by this movement, I may express a hope for the future, it is that my work in Rome shall become the centre of an effi­cient and helpful collaboration.
To the Harvard professors who have made my work known in America and to McClure*s Magazine, a mere acknowledgment of what I owe them is a barren response; but it is my hope that the method itself, in its effect upon the children of America, may prove an adequate expression of my gratitude.
MaRia Montessobi.
Rome, 1912.
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