When Bears are seen Approaching in the distance,
Make up your mind at once between Retreat and Armed Resistance.
A Gentleman remained to fightóWith what result for him?
The Bear, with ill-concealed delight, Devoured him, Limb by Limb.
Another Person turned and ran; He ran extremely hard:
The Bear was faster than the Man, And beat him by a yard.
Decisive action in the hour of need
Denotes the Hero, but does not succeed.