• His love of danger, his intense appreciation of the drama of an adventure--all the more intense for being held tightly in--his consistent view that every peril in life is a form of sport, a fierce game betwixt you and Fate, with Death as a forfeit, made him a wonderful companion at such hours.

    H. Rider Haggard, Arthur Conan Doyle, Lin Carter, Rudyard Kipling, Eando Binder (2014). “The Lost World MEGAPACK ®: 22 Modern and Classic Tales”, p.161, Wildside Press LLC