One of the things modern children miss is the intimacy with loyal old servants. The old-fashioned type who were very close to the children, but who never thought of taking a liberty with them, has absolutely gone and it is now a choice between never seeing them at all or putting up with that dreadful familiarity which must be bad for both parties. Children are brought down to be stared at by inquiring friends and then sent back to the nursery. No one ever understood children like Sir Charles Dilke, and Henry Smith had the lovableness of a child himself. Both used constantly to come to the schoolroom. It is curious what chance things impress characters on a child's mind. Except the Bible, Morte d' Arthur is the book of all others that most takes hold of a child's mind.