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(without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.
1881 edition. Excerpt: ... furnished hundreds in the way of
suggestions, teaching, encouragement, inspiration, and stimulus was
most valuable. His power over students was not so much that of a
drill-master, or disciplinarian, as that of one who was able to
inspire and energize young people by his own intellectual and moral
force." An illustration of the interest he felt in his pupils may
be given. A student came to the president's study at the close of a
college term to bid him good-bye. After the good-bye was said, he
lingered, and Garneld said: "I suppose you will be back again in
the fall, Henry?" "No," he stammered, "I am not coming back to
Hiram any more. Father says I have got education enough, and that
he needs me to work on the farm; that education doesn't help a
farmer along any." He was a bright boy--not a prodigy, by any
means, but one of those strong, awkward, largeheaded fellows, such
as James Garfield had himself been. "Is your father here?" asked
the young president, affected by the boy's evident sorrow. "Tes,
father is here, and is taking my things home for good." "Well,
don't feel badly. Please tell him Mr. Garfield would like to see
him at his study before he leaves the college." "Yes, sir, I will."
In half an hour the father, a sturdy farmer, entered the study and
awkwardly sat down. "So you have come to take Henry home, have
you?" asked the president. "Yes," answered the farmer. "I sent for
you because I wanted to have a little talk with you about Henry's
future. He is coming back again in the fall, I hope?" "Wal, I think
not. I don't reckon I can afford to send him any more. He's got
eddication enough for a farmer already, and I notice that when they
git too much, they sorter git lazy Ter eddicated farmers are
humbugs. Henry's got so far 'long now...
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