General Lord Arthur Scoresby, Y.C., K.C.B. seems to be some kind of genius because, even with all the events that had happened to him which appeared to be considered as “lucky” to the clergymen, Scoresby must have been doing something, or remembered something, right in order for him to end up always being right.
When the clergymen took pity upon Scoresby, back in the Woolwick military school, and helped tutor him by giving him all the questions and answers to what will be used in the actual examination, surprisingly, Scoresby was able to remember everything that the clergymen had taught him (which really amazed the clergymen to some extent).
If Scoresby was able to do a feat such as that, then he must have had a very good mental capability in order to properly retain all that information. Thus, meaning to say that he was actually smarter than the clergymen had given him credit for.
For someone, such as Scoresby, are called “genius,” but seen through other people’s eyes, like the clergymen, as just a stupid lucky person. Yet, how else can one be called a genius if they don’t have a little luck every once in a while? (Though, to the clergymen, Scoresby seems to have been born being lucky.) Maybe Scoresby being considered a genius is just some natural ability that he has, like when he charged over a neighboring hill into an unsuspecting Russian army reserve, and won the battle. The clergymen wouldn’t have had to suffer so much if only he had just put a little more faith into Scoresby’s natural genius abilities, and had considered him to be an actual great man. Sometimes, pure genius happens with pure luck.
Charles Henn “Lucky Blunder” In Mark Twains’ short story “Luck” a hero’s image is compared to what he truly is through a story with in a story. The story is told about a man named Lieutenant-General Lord Arthur Scoresby by a clergyman who was an instructor in a local military academy. The speaker in the story then retells the events that led to Scorsby becoming a well-recognized man by sheer luck ...