“What on earth makes you think you could make anything out of that fellow? Why, man, he’s too small. You could never build the arms and shoulders of a Sandow on him. Just look at the small hands and feet, which are indicative of small bones. No, Siree! the days of miracles are past.” So spoke a friend of mine with whom I had been in the depths of a controversy on the possibility of developing all the various physical types into perfect manhood, and more particularly the small boned man.