There comes a time in the life of every human when he or she must decide to risk "his life, his fortune, and his sacred honor" on an outcome dubious. Those who fail the challenge are merely overgrown children, can never be anything else.
Jill Boardman encountered her personal challenge — and accepted it — at 3:47 that afternoon. (UC)
Source: Book: Robert Heinlein - Stranger in a strange land
Contributed by: FireLion676