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for his ends; and what
ever comes in his way,"
she dug her little hee
l in the brown soil, "h
e tramples on it as rut
hlessly as a child will
trample on a worm or a
beetle." "And yet," I
said, "he is so great."
"Yes, great, I grant y
ou; but the easiest cha
racter to unravel that
I have ever met. It is
calm, austere, unbendin
g, yet not in the least
degree complex. He has
the impassioned temper
ament, pushed to its hi
ghest pitch; the temper
ament that runs deep, w
ith irresistible force;
but the passion that i
nspires him, that carri
Hilda Wade, a Woman with Tenacity of Purpose by Allen, Grant, 1848-1899