Abu)t Cto"Otitiatt nrext D041ue
tained and compared; but unless the print carries the
lessons that help to form a life the paper is wasted
and the pupil's most valuable time is misspent. The
teaching power of a schoolbook cannot be weighed
in the grocer's scales nor measured with a pint cup.
In the field open to free and constant competition,
the books best suited to the wants of each community
will in the end succeed. It was under such condi-
tions that the McGuffey Readers won and held their
place in the schools.