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rather say some other word than "persistent."
Most of us don't like anything that requires the whip and spur. Most students dislike Latin, because of this it requires persistence. They see no reason why it should be persued for it is questionable as to just how it will aid them in doing the things that they want to do. But there is a thing that most of us really want to do, and so great is our desire to do it that we are willing to persue it with persistence when we find out to a certainty what that thing is. And when we really find it, the whip of persistence gives way to the alluring of pleasure, and we chase ourselves on toward our favorite goal to our Brown Mouse, elusive though it may be, still, within our possibilities according to the estimates that we set upon ourselves. So we all want to be brown mice in some field or another that seems best suited to our wants and natures. Some choose the polit ical field, others the medical field and still others the agricultural field and so on. There is a field however which is no field or, if it is, the area is so large that we must call it by some name that will suggest something very big and numerous. So we will call it The World. Here ue find mice of a very numerous sort an unorganized or rather disorganized organization, the members of which, while not sure as to just where they are going are quite certain they are on their way. Though poorly organized, they seem to possess great power because of numerical strength, and often dictate what is or is not to be for all mousedom—Most of us are members in good stand ing. Mhat is a Brown Mouse? Well, just anyone who goes ahead and does a thing while a major ity of wisacres gravely stroke their chinwhiskers and declare it can't be done, that it never has been done and finally clinch their argu ment with that time honored piece of wit and wisdom, "and never will be." And great is the peril of he who would ignore their solemn warning. For if by chance he should fail to realize the full measure of success which he promised to acomplish, he is destined to go down through his remaining years with no one to greet him without quali- 8.