Comment: "Anything you say or do, may & can be used against you."

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"Anything you say or do, may & can be used against you."

Careful with your words & your step. Out here in California, you must have self responsibility.

Monitor Silver Mines - Question to Mark Twain: "If a lady and gentleman are riding on a mountain trail, should the lady precede the gentleman, or the gentleman precede the lady?"

    It is not a matter of politeness at all - it is a matter of the heaviest mule. The heavy mule should keep the lower side, so as to brace himself and stop the light one should he lose his footing. But to my notion you are worrying yourself a good deal more than necessary about etiquette, up there in the snow belt. You had better be skirmishing for bunch-grass to feed your mule on, now that the snowy season is nearly ready to set in. - Mark Twain, The Californian newspaper, 1865

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul