“Men never grow up, except when they go bad. Nice men never grow up, not properly, although they pretend to, and put on airs and speak gravely: feign to talk important secrets when we women aren’t there, and turn us out of council meetings; try to look impressive, and puff and blow if you ask them anything. But it’s all make-believe. In the things that really matter a man of fifty is no wiser than a boy of fifteen.”
- Date of birth: February 23, 1886
- Died: September 29, 1951
- Born: in India.
- Description: Martin Louis Alan Gompertz was an Anglo-Indian soldier and writer, born in India, who wrote under the pseudonym of 'Ganpat', which was the nearest his Indian troops could get to pronouncing 'Gompertz'. He wrote adventure stories in the style of H. Rider Haggard.