Frank William Boreham 1871-1959

Frank William Boreham 1871-1959
A photo F W Boreham took of himself in 1911

Monday, November 12, 2007

Boreham on the Joy of Making a Great Discovery

F W Boreham is continuing to encourage his readers to keep their eyes open and to ponder the joy of discovery:

In his First Men in the Moon, Mr. H. G. Wells describes the fierce joy of his heroes when they made the most sensational of all their discoveries.

They were moving about a world that they supposed to be dead, and its dreary deadness depressed them. Then came the sensation!

One of them came suddenly upon a germ of vegetable life!
“Cavor!” he whispered.
“What?” his companion replied.

They stared incredulous. They could not believe their eyes. They gave inarticulate cries. They gripped each other's arms.
“It is life!” said the one.
“It is life!” echoed the other.
Life! Life! LIFE!!!

It was like standing by and actually watching a miracle performed; and surely the wonder is not the less because at Wedge Bay I see that selfsame miracle a million times repeated!

F W Boreham, ‘Wedge Bay’, A Golden Milestone (London: Charles H Kelly, 1915), 117.

Image: First Men in the Moon, book cover. This has also been made into a movie.