The Art of Self-Defense

“Do you think it wrong for me to learn the art of self-defense?” asked a young man of his minister.

“Certainly not,” answered the minister. “I learned it in youth myself, and I have found it of great value during my life.”

“Indeed, sir! Did you learn the old English system or Sullivan’s system?”

“Neither – I learned Solomon’s system.”

Solomon’s System?”

“Yes, you will find it laid down in the first verse of the fifteenth chapter of Proverbs, ‘A soft answer turneth away wrath.’ It is the best system of self-defense of which I know.”

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