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DISCIPLINE                                89
vain do we repeat to her that the disorder of the first moment is necessary. And finally, when we oblige her to do nothing but watch, she asks if she had not better re­sign, since she is no longer a teacher.
But when she begins to find it her duty to discern which are the acts to hinder and which are those to observe, the teacher of the old school feels a great void within her­self and begins to ask if she will not be inferior to her new task. In fact, she who is not prepared finds her­self for a long time abashed and impotent; whereas the broader the teacher's scientific culture and practice in ex­perimental psychology, the sooner will come for her the marvel of unfolding life, and her interest in it.
Notari, in his novel, " My Millionaire Uncle," which is a criticism of modern customs, gives with that quality of vividness which is peculiar to him, a most eloquent example of the old-time methods of discipline. The " uncle" when a child was guilty of such a number of disorderly acts that he practically upset the whole town, and in des­peration he was confined in a school. Here " Fufu," as he was called, experiences his first wish to be kind, and feels the first moving of his soul when he is near to the pretty little Eufetta, and learns that she is hungry and has no luncheon.
" He glanced around, looked at Fufetta, rose, took his little lunch basket, and without saying a word placed it in her lap.
" Then he ran away from her, and, without knowing why he did so, hung his head and burst into tears.
" My uncle did not know how to explain to himself the reason for this sudden outburst.
" He had seen for the first time two kind eyes full of sad tears, and he had felt moved within himself, and at
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