Peace

B. Harmony, concord, friendship, calm, agreement, sympathy.

Road II. A. Good citizenship, worthiness, holiness.

B. Industry, devotion, perseverance, altruism.

Road III. A. Fraternity, friendliness, tranquillity.

B. Sympathy, game, agreement, arbitration, good-humour, co-operation.

Road IV. A. Pipe, treaty, League of Nations, ploughshare, pastoral scene, pacifism.

B. Safety, commerce, progress, armistice, truce.

It will be noticed that some of the above lines of thought have two subdivisions. In IV B, for example, we have to consider what peace leads to, and what leads to peace.

In actual experiment along these lines the student will find that he has to do much thinking. He will ponder a moment to consider how peace is a virtue. He will consider whether a factory is part of the same whole along with a house, or is another object having the same quality as a house; he will probably finally agree with me that it is both—for they are often co-parts of a town or village, and they also have an outstanding quality in common, the character of being shelters from the sun, wind or rain. Some may consider that I am wrong in putting prison in contrast to house, and that I should have put "the out-of-doors," and that I am wrong in including such things as hive, nest and kennel in objects belonging to the same class. Perhaps I am wrong in those cases, but the student must agree that this exercise gives a good training in the art of thinking. To do it you are compelled to think.

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