Jesse Pullen was a converted drunkard. One day, as he tried to lead an old companion to Christ, the man expressed a fear that he would not hold out. Pullen said to him, "I'm the engine man on a little steam boat in the summer. I don't wait until I get up enough steam to carry me across the lake before I start. I would blow the boat all to pieces if I did. When I get about twenty pounds of steam up, I call out to the captain, &ls;All right, go ahead!' Down in the hold I have plenty of coal. As fast as we use up the steam, we make more, and so we go across the lake." His friend saw the point.