For those not familiar with Burnett’s tale, the preceding quote describes the tenderhearted and endearing nature of Cedric, Lord Fauntleroy. Seven-year-old Fauntleroy manages to captivate the hearts of all whom he encounters. Even the heart of his forbidding and unforgiving curmudgeon of a grandfather thaws and melts after his grandfather spends time with the innocent and trusting young lad. Faced with adversity beyond his control, Fauntleroy’s rosy outlook buoys spirits all around.
When I read this passage recently, I was reminded of Dr. Montessori’s description of the spiritual embryo.
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