“The strongest of all warriors are…time and patience.“
– Leo Tolstoy
Leo Tolstoy was a Russian thinker, novelist and short story writer. He was influenced by personalities like Victor Hugo and Pierre-Joseph Proudhon. He is best known for his book ‘War and Peace’ as well as his thoughts on non-violence, which in turn influenced the likes of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King.
Relating the quote to the story
Jimmy and Jock are strong tug boats, but they simply couldn’t move Boris off the beach. Fergus is a much smaller ferry, but a smart ferry. He waited patiently for the high tide to come in and lift Boris off the sand, and then helped rescue Boris.