he was almost incapable of discouragement. When history carried him into war, this resilient optimism would define him.
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A lifetime of glory is worth a moment of pain.
They bowed their heads together as Louie prayed. If God would quench their thirst, he vowed, he’d dedicate his life to him. The next day, by divine intervention or the fickle humors of the tropics, the sky broke open and rain poured down.