Excerpt from Platform Pieces: Compiled and Annotated for the Sixth GradeThis volume aims to justify its title. The selections are made with reference to their fitness for platform presentation.Two vital questions arise in making compilations for children first, how near to the child's mentality shall the literature approach; second, to what extent shall it be what is known popularly as good literature. As an answer to the first question the author holds that the only wise thing here, as in all departments of education, is to keep a little in advance of the young mind to give it something to which it must climb. The second query must be answered by the emphatic statement that a piece of writing, expressed in good English, which por trays with approximate truthfulness any phase of life is good literature, even though its author be unknown to fame.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.