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A Lad Without Guile

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"He was a lad without guile," testifies General Longstreet. ' 'I never heard him utter a profane or vulgar word. He was a boy of góod native ■ ability, although by no means a hard student. So perfect was bis sense of honor that, in the nitmerous cabala which were ofteu formed, his ñamo was never mentioned, for he never did anything which could be subject for criticism or reproach. He soon became the most daring horseniau in the academy. ' ' He had a way of solving problems out of rule by the application of good, hard sense, and Rufus Ingallfl ends by saying: "When our school days were over, if , the average opinión of the rucmbers of the class had been taken, every one would have said: 'There is Sam Grant. He is a splendid fellow, a good, honest man, against w-hom nothing can be said and from whom every tliing may be expected. ' " One of the keenest observers in his class, for a year his roommate, perceived more in him than bis instructora. ''He had the most scrupulous regard for truth. He never held his word light. Ho never said au uutruthful word even in jest. "He was a reflective mind and at times vèry reticent and somber. Somothing Beemed working deep down in his tboughis - things lic knew as little about as wc There would bc dars, even weeks, at a time wheu he would be sileut and somber - not moróse. Ho was a cheerful 1.1:111, ail yet he liad these moments when he : -comed to feel some premonitiou óf a graat future - wondering what he was to do and what he was to becomc. He was moved by a very sincere motive lo join the Dial,ectic society, which v.-iis the only literary society we had. I did not beloug, but Grant joined while we were roommates, with the aim to improvc i:i his inanner of pressing himself. ' '-


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