This pamphlet is not, as its name might seem to import, a penny dreadful, at least in the ordinary sense. It consists of a series of studies of the English education system in Ireland. The article entitled "The Murder Machine" embodies an article which appeared in the Irish Review for February 1913. The article called An Ideal in Education was printed in the Irish Review for June 1914. The rest of the pamphlet is a collation ofnotes made for a lecture which I delivered in the Dublin Mansion House in December 1912.