CHAPTER IX. The 600 horse-power Salmson engine was designed425 with a view to fitting to airships, and was in reality two nine-cylindered engines, with a gear-box connecting them; double air-screws were fitted, and these were so arranged that either or both of them might be driven by either or both engines; in addition to this, the two engines were complete and separate engines as regards carburation and ignition, etc., so that they could be run independently of each other. The cylinders were exceptionally 鈥榣ong stroke,鈥?being 5鈥? inches bore to 8鈥?7 inches stroke, and the rated power was developed at 1,200 revolutions per minute, the weight of the426 complete engine being only 4鈥? lbs. per horse-power at the normal rating. It has seemed to me, and it may seem to others, that the main question in the Life of Miss Tucker is, not so[iv] much what she did here or there, in England or in India, as what she was. Many a discussion has taken place, and doubtless will again take place, as to the wisdom of her modes of Missionary work, and as to the degree of success or non-success which attended her labours. I have endeavoured to give fairly certain opposite views upon this question, even while strongly impressed with the conviction that no human being is capable of judging with respect to the worth of work done in his own age and generation. Subtle consequences, working below the surface, are often far more weighty, far more lasting, than the most approved 鈥榬esults鈥?following immediately upon certain efforts,鈥攔esults which are, not seldom, found after a while to be of the nature of mere froth. Nothing can be more unprofitable, usually, than the task of endeavouring to 鈥榗ount conversions.鈥?It is of infinitely greater importance to note with what absolute self-devotion Miss Tucker entered into the toil, with what resolution she persevered in the face of obstacles, with what eagerness she did the very utmost within her power. As I said back when we lost that first lease in Newport, most setbacks can be turned into opportunities. 国产av国片免费,欧美免费观看全部完 We鈥檒l gather and go, 鈥業 entirely agree with what I understand to be the139 wish of the Board that privacy be observed with regard to the work, and only when it reaches a successful completion shall I wish to make public the fact of its success. "Sam is very sharp on being able to read people and their personalities, and their integrity, and he didn'tmake any mistakes back there picking people, if I do say so myself. Really, back early, one bad managercould have pulled us under. When you're only making $8,000 or maybe $12,000 a year net in a store, itwould have only taken one or two managers who were dishonest to lose the whole company. Sam wouldmeet them in the stores where they worked, and invite them down to look at his stores. You know, he's avery persuasive man; he could charm a bird out of a tree. And he and Helen would have you out to thehouse and serve ice cream, and they'd always ask if you and your family went to church. He was sogood at evaluating and selecting these fellows. He wasn't just looking for store managers. I think he wasselecting people he thought he could go forward with. He was progressive. He knew that he neededsomething, and he was looking for it, and he was getting it every step of the way."We found Claude over in Memphis running a Woolworth store. He was from Muskogee, Oklahoma,and about one-quarter Indian, and he had started with Woolworth out of high school. None of thesefellows like Don or Claude had any college, and they didn't want me hiring any college men. They had theidea that college graduates wouldn't get down and scrub floors and wash windows. The classic training inthose days was to put a two-wheeleryou know, a cart that you carry merchandise oninto a guy's handswithin the first thirty minutes he came to work and get him pushing freight out of the back room. They allcame out of these variety stores with the same background and the same kind of philosophy andeducation. And we looked for the action-oriented, do-it-now, go type of folks. In a way, Louis Bleriot ranks before Farman in point of time; his first flapping-wing model was built as early as 1900, and Voisin flew a biplane glider of his on the Seine in the very early experimental days. Bleriot鈥檚 first four machines were biplanes, and his fifth, a monoplane, was wrecked almost immediately after its construction. Bleriot had studied Langley鈥檚 work to a certain extent, and his sixth construction was a double monoplane based on the Langley principle. A month after he had wrecked this without damaging himself鈥攆or Bleriot had as many miraculous escapes as any of the other fliers鈥攈e brought out number seven, a fairly average monoplane. It was in December of 1907 after a series of flights that he wrecked this machine,212 and on its successor, in July of 1908, he made a flight of over 8 minutes. Sundry flights, more or less successful, including the first cross-country flight from Toury to Artenay, kept him busy up to the beginning of November, 1908, when the wreckage in a fog of the machine he was flying sent him to the building of 鈥榥umber eleven,鈥?the famous cross-channel aeroplane. 鈥淥h, Bob,鈥?said Maggie, smiling faintly, 鈥測ou鈥檙e a very good friend to me. But I shouldn鈥檛 like to punish any one, even if they鈥檇 done me wrong; I鈥檝e done wrong myself too often.鈥?