Compiled by London swaminathan
Date: 26 January 2017
Time uploaded in London:- 19-28
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General Grant was known for his tenaciousness. Having once taken a place he never surrendered it. Abraham Lincoln once commented on this to General Butler, saying,
“When General Grant once gets possessed of a place he seems to hang on to its if he had inherited it”.
How to control Mules?
A man who was extremely successful in dealing with mule teams was once was asked by General Booth of the Salvation Army, how he managed the stubborn creatures
Well, General, explained the man,
“When they stop and won’t go on I just pick up a handful of soil and put it in their mouths. Of course, they spit it out, but as a rule they start on”.
Why do you think it has the effect?, asked the General.
“Well, I don’t know, but I expect it changes the current of their thoughts”, the mule driver replied.
Scrope Davies was on very intimate terms with many great men of the period, and he had such admiration for the author of Don Juan, Byron, that he could gain admission to his rooms at all hours . On one occasion, he found the poet in bed with his hair “en papillote”, upon which Scrope cried in great glee.
“Ha, ha, Byron , I have at last caught you acting the part of the Sleeping Beauty.”
Byron, in a rage, exclaimed ,
“No Scrope; the part of a damned fool, you should have said”.
Upon which Scrope answered ,
“Anything you please, but you have succeeded admirably in deceiving your friends, for it was my conviction that your hair curled naturally” .
“Yes, naturally every night; but do not, my dear Scrope, let the cat out of the bag, for I am as vain of my curls as a girlfriend sixteen.”