Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Some travelling tips are timeless:
Never attempt to fire a gun or pistol while on the road ... the careless handling and cocking of the weapon makes nervous people nervous. Don't discuss politics or religion, nor point out places on the road where horrible murders have been committed.Others are a bit dated:
The best seat inside a stagecoach is the one next to the driver ... you will get less than half the bumps and jars than on any other seat. When any old "sly Elph," who traveled thousands of miles on coaches, offers through sympathy to exchange his back or middle seat with you, don't do it.Vox Baby reprints a list from 1877.