Settled an argument with a pistol at age 9! Does he drink Dos Equis? A pirate too!

Settled an argument with a pistol at age 9! Does he drink Dos Equis? A pirate too!

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    Settled an argument with a pistol at age 9! Does he drink Dos Equis? A pirate too!

    For the adventurers among us:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/us...pagewanted=all

    For all its bravura, Mr. Fairfax’s seafaring almost pales beside his earlier ventures. Footloose and handsome, he was a flesh-and-blood character out of Graham Greene, with more than a dash of Hemingway and Ian Fleming shaken in.
    At 9, he settled a dispute with a pistol. At 13, he lit out for the Amazon jungle.
    Mr. Fairfax was among the last avatars of a centuries-old figure: the lone-wolf explorer, whose exploits are conceived to satisfy few but himself. His was a solitary, contemplative art that has been all but lost amid the contrived derring-do of adventure-based reality television.
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    "He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal . . . and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life. The cause of this apparently was that at the bottom of his heart he knew all the time (or thought he knew) that he was in reality not a man, but a wolf of the Steppes."

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    Yeah that was a hoot... Got drummed out of the Italian Boy Scouts for the pistol incident. Quite the adventurer.
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    Wow. I wonder if he drinks Dos Equis too?
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    "In Panama, he met a pirate, applied for a job as a pirate’s apprentice and was taken on. He spent three years smuggling guns, liquor and cigarettes around the world, becoming captain of one of his boss’s boats, work that gave him superb navigational skills."

    I would love to have been a fly on the wall at that job interview!!!

    "So Mr. Fairfax, where do you see yourself in 5 years?"
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