Accordingly, an effort has been put forth to make the narrative concrete by presenting facts in connection with persons, places, and incidents. Geography, civics, and literature, in easy phases, are frequently woven in. Human and social values have been kept in mind from beginning to end. The author's sincere thanks are hereby tendered to all his friends, old pupils and others, who have generously aided him in the preparation of this book. Some have gathered facts, some have sup plied photographs, some have spoken the needed word of encouragement. All have helped: to all he is grateful.