Miss M read my most recent Books Bygone newspaper
essay column this evening after supper.
For some reason, Miss M found “brain growth” highly amusing.
Here’s what got her laughing:
… the questions must not be suppressed, because that means death to intelligence and to brain growth. …
To which I said:
No grownup in his or her right mind wants to stifle the growth of children’s brains, and so we look to encyclopedias for intelligent answers for our children and ourselves.