Analyzing Character eBook

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[Illustration:  Copyright American Press Association.  FIG. 21.  Rear Admiral Frank E. Beatty, of the American Navy.  A fine example of the bony and muscular type.  Rugged and enduring, keen, alert, and resourceful.  Finer and kindlier than von Hindenberg, but not quite so fine, intellectual and kindly as Goethals.  Just and determined as an executive, of which he is an excellent type.  Note finer texture and more genial expression.]

[Illustration:  FIG. 22.  William Lloyd Garrison, the Great Abolitionist.  A man of the bony and muscular type, with the passion of his type for freedom.  A man of high ideals, great courage, determination, and perseverance.  Note large, well-formed features; forehead prominent at brows; long upper lip, and high, spirited expression.  Such a man cannot be overlooked.]

[Illustration:  Photo by Pach, N.Y. FIG. 23.  Samuel Rea, Railroad Builder and Executive.  Very alert, keen, practical, matter-of-fact, hard-headed; a good observer, a quick thinker.  Very decisive, determined, and persistent.  Understands construction, mechanics, and operation.  Note well-developed brows; moderately low, square forehead; height of crown; width of head; large, well-formed nose, mouth, chin, jaw, and ears, and keen, but calm, self-possessed expression.]

[Illustration:  FIG. 24.  Lon Wescott Beck, the Sign Poster of Death Valley.  An out-of-doors man.  Loves grandeur of scenery, wide spaces.  Note long, square, prominent chin; long lines of face; width between eyes, and width at top of head.]

CHAPTER VI

THE MAN OF BONE AND MUSCLE

Consider the record of the man of action.

He built the pyramids and temples of Egypt, raised up the monuments and artistic triumphs of Greece, fared forth across the plains of Arabia and the deserts of Africa on horses and camels before the dawn of history.  He wore the coat of mail of the Roman legion; he penetrated through the northernmost forest of Europe; he pioneered in barbarous England.  Thousands of years ago he built ships and sailed them, and, finally, drove them across the sea.  Thus he found two new continents.  In America, he cut down forests, built roads, established industry, fought battles for freedom, invented and built steamships, telephones, telegraphs, cotton gins, aeroplanes, railroads, submarines thousands of electric light and power stations, and millions of shops and factories.  He explored darkest Africa; found both the North and the South Poles.  This man drives his steamships at thirty knots an hour, his locomotives at 70 miles an hour, his automobiles at 100, and his aeroplanes at 120.  He is setting higher and yet higher records for running, leaping, swimming, rowing, throwing weights, and driving horses.  He has organized great athletic contests, baseball leagues, tennis associations, golf clubs, and other organizations for the promotion of physical activity.  The man

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