a mentally-accomplished finish, a possibly dangerous man, probably dangerous
if unselfish. In selfish men caution is as secure an armour for their foes as for
themselves. What I think of on this point is, when self is the fixed point the
centripetal force is balanced with the centrifugal. When duty, a cause, etc., is the
fixed point, the latter force is paramount, and only accident of a series of
accidents can balance it.
LETTER, QUINCEY P. MORRIS TO HON. ARTHUR HOLMOOD
My dear Art,
We've told yarns by the campfire in the prairies, and dressed one another's
wounds after trying a landing at the Marquesas, and drunk healths on the shore
of Titicaca. There are more yarns to be told,and other wounds to be healed, and
another health to be drunk. Won't you let this be at my campfire tomorrow night?
I have no hesitation in asking you, as I know a certain lady is engaged to a
certain dinner party, and that you are free. There will only be one other, our old
pal at the Korea, Jack Seward. He's coming, too, and we both want to mingle our
weeps over the wine cup, and to drink a health with all our hearts to the happiest
man in all the wide world, who has won the noblest heart that God has made and
best worth winning. We promise you a hearty welcome, and a loving greeting,
and a health as true as your own right hand. We shall both swear to leave you at
home if you drink too deep to a certain pair of eyes. Come!
Yours, as ever and always,
Quincey P. Morris
TELEGRAM FROM ARTHUR HOLMWOOD TO QUINCEY P. MORRIS
Count me in every time. I bear messages which will make both your ears tingle.