|Sam Barter driving with cousin Wood Kyle at right|
"On a visit to Hopewell Cape, Sam once instructed me at some length on the manly art of bar-room or barrack fighting. He carefully explained that it was not good form to ever commence hostilities but also good not to finish second. Among the techniques he had found useful, was to "Get the other fellow's feet off the ground. Then you can deal with him any way you want." I can report that this is a sound and practical principle, one I never forgot.