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But Jeremiah Hubbard, or whoever wrote this Friends 'memorial, was the wisest educational prophet of the period, in that he saw clearly the necessity of educating all classes of the people and the futility of making laws to repress the natural instinct of all human beings for more knowledge.
Yet it is a commonplace that exceptional men are born of exceptional women – that is to say, of women in whom the natural instinct towards self-expansion and self-expression is too strong to be crushed and thwarted out of existence by the law of imposed stupidity.
Points of order were okay, proper argument was okay: natural instinct and a near-primal taste for the cut-and-thrust took over, and she really quite enjoyed it.
Still, about Hays City and the various military posts there was some good material to select from, and we managed to employ several men, who, from their experience on the Plains in various capacities, or from natural instinct and aptitude, soon became excellent guides and courageous and valuable scouts, some of them, indeed, gaining much distinction.