Motto: The fundamentals of genius are industry and study.
That there is no royal road to learning needs no demonstration to naval officers generally, but that the study of certain professional subjects may properly be termed fascinating will not so readily be admitted.
In China a native coolie happened to stop for a well-earned rest in sight of a tennis game Played by" foreign devils." He watched them in amazement for a few moments as they rushed back and forth across the court, and remarked to his companion, "It seems strange thai people of their apparent station in life cannot hire coolies to do that for them." So much depends on the point of view. A day-laborer, Surfeited with physical exertion, cannot reasonably be expected to see the fascination of tennis or golf, but that does not affect the fascination for those who are not in his physical condition.