I ONCE visited a public school. At recess a little fellow came up and spoke to the teacher. As he turned to go down the platform, the master said, "There is a boy I can trust. He never failed me." I followed him with my eye, and looked at him when he took his seat after recess. He had a fine, open, manly face. I thought a good deal about the master's remark. 

What a character had that boy earned! He had already gotten what would be worth more to him than a fortune. It would be a passport into the best firm in the city, and, what is better, into the confidence and respect of the whole community. I wonder if the boys know, how soon they are rated, by other people. Every boy in the neighborhood is known, and opinions are formed of him: he has a character, either favorable or unfavorable. A boy of whom the master can say, "I can trust him, he never failed me," will never want employment. The fidelity, promptness, and industry, which he shows at school are in demand everywhere, and prized everywhere. He who will be faithful in little will be faithful in much.