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Whenever the (always) black porters came across signs of the evil tribes, they panicked and ran, deserting their white employers who were made of sterner stuff.
Thailand proved they were made of sterner stuff than the Malaysian squad, thrashed 2-0 earlier in the week by Arsenal.
If I were made of sterner stuff, I would take Solomon and Millman to task for giving us more history than we need to know as we confront the present.