THE tales that appeal most to a child are those which stir the imagination and, not being enclosed in definite lines of statement, allow a certain play of the fancy. Such stories, from their absence of detail and from their sketchy outline, will generally be found to be precisely those which admit of a wide interpretation; and, provided they are founded on some great, unchanging law of truth, the appreciation of the child for the large variety of interpretations as to conclusions, shadows forth to the adult the probability of the discovery of an equal number of metaphysical meanings.
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