UNCLE ETHAN RIPLEY.
Uncle Ethan had a theory that a man's character could be told by the way he sat in a wagon seat.
"A mean man sets right plumb in the middle o' the seat, as much as to say, 'Walk, gol darn yeh, who cares?' But a man that sets in one corner o' the seat, much as to say, 'Jump in—cheaper t' ride 'n to walk,' you can jest tie to."
Uncle Ripley was prejudiced in favor of the stranger, therefore, before he came opposite... more...