254 NATURAL INHERITANCE.
found wherever the book is opened, relate to the same family. The open book is ruled so as to resemble the accompanying schedule, which is drawn on a reduced scale on page 251. The printing within the compartments of the schedule does not appear in the MS. books, it is inserted here merely to show to whom each compartment refers. It will be seen that the paternal ancestry are described in the left page, the maternal in the right. The method of arrangement is quite orderly, but not altogether uniform. To avoid an unpleasing arrangement like a tree with branches, and which is very wasteful of space, each grandparent and his own two parents are arranged in a set of three compartments one above the other. There are, of course, four grandparents and therefore four such sets in the schedule. Reference to the examples A and B pages 252 and 253 will show how these compartments are filled up. The rest of the Schedule explains itself. The children of the pedigree are written below the compartment assigned to the mother and her brothers and sisters; the spare spaces are of much occasional service, to receive the overflow from some of the already filled compartments as well as for notes. It is astonishing how much can be got into such a schedule by writing on ruled paper with the lines one-sixth of an inch apart, which is not too close for use. Of course the writing must be small, but it may be bold, and the figures should be written very distinctly.
For a less ambitious attempt, including the grandparents and their fraternity, but not going further back, the left-hand page would suffice, placing "Children" where "Father" now stands, "Father's Father" for "Father," and so on throughout.