Monday, May 08, 2017

Yeggmen have to be resilient

Of all the learned professions none is so character-building as that of the  burglar. The man who has been trained in the hard school of porch climbing, where you often work half the night on a safe only to discover that all it contains is a close small and a dead spider, learns to take the rough with the smooth and to beaer with fortitude the disappointments from which no terrestrial existence can be wholly free.

(from Spring Fever, by Sir Pelham Wodehouse)

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