Author's note: "Child nature is exceedingly precious material." - Mr Neale's Report.
Author's note: Schoolmaster (soliloquising): "Wonder if the beggar means what he says! Does he know how precious?"
Author's note: Mr W.L. Neale, of South Australia, came to Tasmania in 1904 to report on State Education in Tasmania. The Tasmanian Government have since appointed him Director of Education.