58 Tough. By Waterloo, Stanley

He dreamed he was a hero. He was not born in the purple. He longed for leadership, as did Caesar or Napoleon, but his horizon was narrow. He was not taught, but he did his best. He could not conquer provinces, but he could whip the other thug.

He is not a „ thug „ altogether. His nose is good, his ear is good, his features are clean-cut, and he might fight for a friend. Undoubtedly he is too aggressive. Undoubtedly he has brutal class prejudices. But had he been educated, had he been taught finer things wouldn’t he have made a good figure in a dress suit, and might he not have led the battle in the Blank district congressional struggle?

Is not the “tough” but the Man we all like lacking only modern wisdom?

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