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Hector feared him not and answered, "Son of Peleus, think not that your words can scare me as though I were a child; I too if I will can brag and talk unseemly; I know that you are a mighty warrior, mightier by far than I, nevertheless the issue lies in the lap of heaven whether I, worse man though I be, may not slay you with my spear, for this too has been found keen ere now.
You needn't brag about it,' returned Fledgeby, disappointed in his desire to heighten the contrast between his bed and the streets.
And by the way, people who brag are usually insecure.