1884. Margaret was now
seventeen, a beautiful young woman, with charming manners and a dignified bearing. Her
education was over. She yearned to teach little children. She easily got a teachers
post at Keswick. Filled with joy she entered upon life, beginning as a small teacher, only
to become a great teacher.
To teach tiny tots is no easy task, as children are fond of play. They
must be made to learn even as they are playing. Margaret felt drawn to this challenging
task. She tried several experiments to make her teaching not only successful but
interesting. In 1892 she started popular. People got to know that Margaret was a brilliant
A Welsh youth, who was an engineer, was attracted by Margaret. Their
friendship, growing more and more intimate, finally turned into love. They became engaged.
Unfortunately, the young man became bed-ridden with a serious illness, which soon tool his
life. Margaret was plunged in grief. Yet she bore it up bravely by applying herself more
and more to her schoolwork and her studies.