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If people were reluctant to tangle with Bowie, they were downright terrified of Alexander Keith McClung of Kentucky, the Black Knight of the South [A famous and prodigious duelist]. He offended a man – he was always offending someone – who handed him his card by way of a challenge. McClung gave him his own. The man read it, turned white, and stammered out, “Just let me have my card back, that’s all I ask.” McClung gave it back.


Source:

Holland, Barbara. “X. Hill Country.” Gentlemen’s Blood: A History of Dueling From Swords at Dawn to Pistols at Dusk. Bloomsbury, 2004. 194. Print.


Further Reading:

James “Jim” Bowie

Alexander Keith McClung

>If people were reluctant to tangle with [Bowie](https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/68/Jimbowie.jpg), they were downright terrified of [Alexander Keith McClung](https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6a/Alexander_McClung.png) of Kentucky, the Black Knight of the South [**A famous and prodigious duelist**]. He offended a man – he was always offending someone – who handed him his card by way of a challenge. McClung gave him his own. The man read it, turned white, and stammered out, “Just let me have my card back, that’s all I ask.” McClung gave it back. __________________________ **Source:** Holland, Barbara. “X. Hill Country.” Gentlemen’s Blood: A History of Dueling From Swords at Dawn to Pistols at Dusk. Bloomsbury, 2004. 194. Print. __________________________ **Further Reading:** [James “Jim” Bowie](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Bowie) [Alexander Keith McClung](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Keith_McClung)

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