“The master of the revolver need no fear of any one man. The drunken bully or the giant pugilist is as much at his mercy as a child. A bullet in the instep will calm the most ferocious wife beater. “
Frederick Russell Burnham as quoted in A Splendid Savage by Stephen Kemper.
Barely some 120 pages into the book, but so far an amazing true tale of when people could still be adventurous although failing usually meant death and not pleasantly. I’ll do a full review when I finish it.