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Combine the Incompatible Qualities of Deference and Wit – “Hornblower: The Commodore” – C.S. Forester

May 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Leadership, Power

Hornblower waited until the reply came; he could have wished that Purvis had not been so literal-minded and had been able to think up an answer which should combine the almost incompatible qualities of deference and wit, instead of merely sending the bald reply ‘Five’. Then he turned to business.

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