And so the talk went on as the boys and girls walked out of school. The same sort of talk might have been heard later that same evening when older girls and boys went home from the club and students returned from college. A new teacher is an object of supreme interest to any community of young people; but adults do not always notice th~ extent of the attentive scrutiny they receive, and rarely do they realise the degree to which youngsters are judges of character and engaged upon the diagnosis of personality"

What -means do pupils employ to discover whether the new member of the school group is to be accepted, admired and followed, or rejected, despised and persecuted (in so far as _persecution may prove worth while) ?