Now let us look at a different situation and study someone who had plenty of tangible evidence of riches but lost them because he stopped three feet short of the goal he was seeking. One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defray. Every person is guilty of this mistake at one time or another. An uncle of R.U. Darby was caught by gold fever in the gold rush days and went west to DIG AND GROW RICH. He had never heard that more gold has been mined from the human brain than has ever been taken from the earth. He staked a claim and went to work with pick and shovel. The going was hard but his lust for gold was definite. After weeks of labor she was rewarded by the discovery of the shining ore. He needed machinery to bring the ore to the surface. Quietly he covered up the mine retraced his footsteps to his home in Williamsburg Maryland and told his relatives and a few neighbors of the strike. They got together money for the needed machinery and had it shipped. The uncle and Darby went back to work the mine.