"..in the making of Axel Gunderson the gods had remembered their old-time cunning and cast him after the manner of men who were born when the world was young. Full seven feet he towered in his picturesque costume which marked him a king of Eldorado. His chest, neck and limbs werethose of a giant. To bear his three hundred pounds of bone and muscle, his snow shoes were greater by a generous yard than those of other men. Rough-hewn, with rugged brow and massive jaw and unflinching eyes of palest blue, his face told the tale of one who knew but the law of might."
- Odyssey of the North by Jack London-
*faints and fans herself*
Nope, they don't make them like that anymore......