Excerpt from A Knight That Smote the Dragon, or the Young People's Gough
There are peculiarities of your present life that will make useful material to be worked up into an honorable and effective future. What about the Sandgate boy down by the sea? He had a very sensitive temperament and a keen imagina tion, and I can see how powerful in their inﬂu ence must have been certain conditions of his childhood. There was the sea, vast, mysterious, ever shouting on the beach its great chorus of unrest. John Gough would go to the beach and there watch this vast, fascinating, restless sea. When he was a man speaking to and swaying great audiences he could go in thought to the10 A knight that smote the dragon.
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