i captured my strength in a horseshoe;
i hanged my intelligence in a cigarette;
i waterboarded my dexterity in a gym shoe;
i loved my constitution in a broad spectrum;
i unmasked my wisdom in a planted agent;
i betrayed my charisma in a confessed thief.
Allen Pinkerton, Scottish-American detective and spy, was born today in 1819.
Sean Connery, Scottish actor, famous for his role as James Bond, was born on this day in 1930.
Frederick Forsyth, English author, journalist and spy, was born today in 1938.