Hints to Our Boys (Classic Reprint)

Hints to Our Boys (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Hints to Our Boys From the water, nor the eaglet from the air. All that counsel can do is to teach the boy how to use the powers which he possesses, and how to develop and direct them. Every man must make his own path through the forest: the father can not blaze a way for his son; but he can teach him where the bog is where he himself was mired, and where the scrub oaks are in which he lost much valuable time. He cannot furnish rules for every emergency, but he can inculcate princi ples to be applied when the emergency arises. As no two voyages across the North Atlantic are the same, so no two lives; but, though a ship's log cannot be furnished in advance, the mariner can learn general principles from others' ex. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 249g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243263163
  • 9780243263165