Adversity | Desire | Endurance | Opportunity | Perseverance

The setting was a cold January morning in a little town in Wisconsin, where I then was, on the southern shore of Lake Superior. It happened to be a Saturday when they had their annual dog sled derby on the ice. A one-mile course had been staked out by sticking little fir trees in the ice. The whole course was easily visible because of the steep slope of the shore. It was a youngsters’ meet and the contenders ranged all the way from large boys with several dogs and big sleds to one little fellow who didn’t seem over five with a little sled and one small dog. They took off at the signal and the little fellow with his one dog was quickly outdistanced — he was hardly in the race. All went well with the rest until, about halfway around, the team that was second started to pass the team then in the…

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