True Bravery

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True Bravery, the American Army at Valley Forge in 1777. Caption below illustration: “After mentioning the reason which induced him not to accept the challenge, he applied a large hand-grenade to the candle, and when the fuse had caught fire, threw it on the floor, saying, ‘Here gentlemen, this will quickly determine which of us all bare brave danger most.’”


B. L. Hamlen The Museum of History or Narratives of the Most Remarkable and Interesting Events, Which have Taken Place in Ancient and Modern Times. (New Haven, CT: H. Mansfield, 1921)


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