HEROES: Byrd Return

"But. Uncle Dick, weren't you afraid when those whales came up through the ice? They were positively huge!"

"Maybe, but you know when I was only 12 years old I had been around the world by myself. How would you like to do that?"

Thus Hero Richard Evelyn Byrd to a small niece last week. Modern heroes do not have the fun of telling and retelling their exploits. All that is so fully told in advance by syndicate writers and radio that even small nieces know it. Modern heroes...

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