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“Courage is not only common, but cosmopolitan.”

He explains the courage of the young British soldier to be rooted in sentiment and even vanity. Yet the tribesmen find courage in religion and their conviction of eternal reward will always be stronger than the abstract constructs of race or military division. The British must invent methods to induce courage;the tribesmen are born with it.