We read that in a court, presided over by Judge Ivan Lee Holt, Jr., a twenty-seven-year-old woman drew a three year prison sentence for a fatal shooting which followed an argument over ownership of a nickel.
"Yes, ma'am," the old salt confided to the inquisitive lady, "I fell over the side of the ship, and a shark he come along and grabbed me by the leg."
"Merciful providence!" his hearer gasped. "And what did you do?"
"Let 'im 'ave the leg, o' course, ma'am. I never argues with sharks."