Asleep? A dozing tiger more like it.
Years ago I was serving on the board of one of our local agencies and Dr. Wells invited my colleague and me to meet with him to help us plan strategies involving policies and funding possibilities. We made our presentation while noticing that Dr. Wells seemed to be dozing in his chair. We ended our part thinking we had either bored him or he was greatly fatigued, but before we could gather up our notes, he sat up, opened his sparkling eyes, thanked us for a fine effort and said, "Now this is what you might do" and proceeded to comment in detail on every one of our points. We wrote furiously as he talked, his suggestions focused, specific and wise. Asleep? No. Like a dozing tiger more like it.
From Remembering Herman B Wells, 1901-2000: www.heraldtimesonline.com, March 22, 2000
Thanks to the Bloomington Herald-Times for allowing Digital Wells to publish these excerpts from their archive.