The wild flowers are easily noticed and secured, for their beauty insures them attention; but the lowly weeds that are unnoticed except as pests are very apt to pass their blooming season before they are noticed. Then, too, many of these lowly friends have found life reduced to such harsh terms that their blooms are reduced to the barest, necessities for the existence of the species.


The father found it impossible to consider further drain on his slender resources, but the school- master offered free tuition in such a tactful way that he overcame the fathers scruples and Samuel was allowed to continued his studied. The schoolmaster devoted much effort to this exceptional pupil, and at the age of twelve Samuel had such a comprehensive knowledge of Greek and Latin that he assisted his instructor by tutoring backward pupils.