Conversations on Government

by Jane Marcet

Description:  After Willy, with a sixpence allowance, gets into debt at boarding school, he makes a chance remark to his mother when he is home on holiday that he wished he had as much money as the king so he could buy whatever he wanted. That leads his mother to launch into a conversation with him about the king's finances. On subsequent days Willy's questions prompt all sorts of interesting discussions on topics such as government, despotism, republics, and slavery that even a seven year old can understand.

Additional information:

Ages:  7-10
Format:  Ebook
Illustrations:  None
Year published:  2014
ISBN:  978-1-63334-507-2
Genres:  Literature, Fiction

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Table of Contents

1. How Willy Gets into Debt
2. The Orange Boy; a Story
3. The Story Concluded
4. How the King Has an Allowance Like a School Boy
5. How the King Gets into Debt Like a School Boy
6. A Curious Way To Pay Debts

7. The Difference between Laws and Making People Obey
8. On Flogging Soldiers and School Boys
9. On Despotic Sovereigns
10. On Republics
11. On Slavery

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