Excerpt from Dangers of the Day A certain writer describes how artillery mules, having brought their pieces into action, are Often found to graze quietly on the turf, concerned only in whisking away the ies with their tails, while shot and shell are ploughing furrows in the ground all around them. The mule is not brave, but merely danger-blind. A man may be found who, without any motive to com pensate the risk, will balance himself on the edge of a precipice, or pirouette upon the summit Of a chimney-stack. The man is not brave: he’is merely stupid. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.