The Galleon, Volume 2, Number 2, March 1926 Page: 35
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cold steel gnawing at my vitals.
My number 'elevens' then came
in violent contact with the bed
post, and I awoke.
To some people, the struggle
of the mass against brutal task-
masters, or overlords, for rights
is the most heroic of all things.
Victor Hugo heralded the peo-
ples' rights in France, Oliver
Cromwell in England, Perez Gal-
dos in Spain, and Edwin Mark-
ham for the whole world. What
is so heroic as a down-trodden
peasantry rising 'en mass' and
proclaiming their rights to free
speech, free thought, and free
action? Think of them as rag-
ged, half-starved, and covered
with wounds from the clubs of
cruel overseers. Can a man die
for freedom and not be a hero ?
"Bowed by the weight of cen-
turies, he leans
Upon his hoe and gazes on the
The emptiness of ages in his
And on his back the burden
of the world."
All nature sings of the heroic.
The harmless dove fluttering
away from its nest to attract
the attention of one who might
do harm to its percious eggs, is
only an example of the heroism
of nature. The lonely eagle,
sailing high up against the dome
of the universe flirting with the
fleecy clouds as they speed on
their long journey 'to water the
plain,' is one of the most heroic
creatures of all time. Why is he
not afraid of Orion as the night
approaches, and this great hun-
ter starts on his quest through
the expanses filled only with
ether? It is his great heroism.
What of the migratory birds as
they travel thousands of miles
going from their summer to
their winter homes? All these
things speak of a Creator who
watches over the stars as they
hurtle through infinite space,
over the fowls of the air, and
over all people and things, the
one great hero. This brings to
mind the words of the poet.-
"He, who from zone to zone
Guides thru the boundless sky
thy certain flight,
In the long way I must tread
Will guide my steps aright."
Opinions as to; heroism vary
widely. The freshman all but
worships the senior who has
successfully weathered the
stormy sea of learning. The ath-
lete is also highly appreciated.
"Red" Grange is more popular
at the present time than the
president. Personally I like the
heroic spirit shown by the house
fly as it craws 'bottom up' on
the smooth ceiling. Is this not
as heroic as Xenophon leading
the famous 'ten thousand.' Her-
cules at the rock of Gibraltar,
or Julius Caesar crossing the
Rubicon ? The little insect, hang-
ing up there as it were 'twixt
heaven and earth" is a hero it
the very fiber of its being.
Whether it be right or not,
we all worship the hero and will
continue to do so until Gabriel
blows his horn, and until Hebe
comes to announce the incoming
Country: Just think of our
City: Just think of our city
Here’s what’s next.
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