74 HOW BRAVE WALTER HUNTED WOLVES
' If Walter would listen to my advice, and boast a little less, and do a little more,' said Jonas, consolingly. ' Walter is not a coward, is he ? '
' I! You shall see, Jonas, when we next meet a bear. You see I like so much better to fight with bears.'
' Indeed ! ' laughed Jonas. ' Are you at it again ?
' Dear Walter, remember that it is only cowards who boast; a really brave man never talks of his bravery.'
From Z. Topelius.