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By ANTOINE CAPET
Many students of his canon consider that the hero is Churchill as he liked to imagine himself then. An appreciator of beauty and fine living, Savrola cannot live "in dreamy quiet and philosophic calm in some beautiful garden, far from the noise of men" while the life of the nation is at stake. "'Vehement, high and daring,' was his cast of mind. The life he lived was the only one he could ever live; he must go on to the end." Forty years later the novelist would exhort his countrymen: "We shall go on to the end....We shall never surrender."