Don't know what ol' Jimmy did on that fateful day in August 1902, but it was definitely larcenous. He was a dapper fellow and seems unfazed and unrepentant.
Being part of the global Williams Clan, I can tell you that great uncle Jimmy is merely exhibiting the family's definitive 'never let the bastards grind you down' smare . . . it's a hybrid smirk/stare we have perfected over centuries of interaction with authortay. This was early in his career, greater deeds were yet to come.
^ You come from good penal colony stock WLP.
I'm sure it was just for something petty.
Theres a book about such men from that era, " You Can't Win", by Jack Black.Its about hobo's, highwaymen,and vagrant criminals.Full of such colorful nefarious characters as Salt Chunk Mary, the Sanctimonious Kid and Foot-and-a half George,( who could abscond with gentlemans manhood thru a simple handshake and claim it as his own).
J Will looks more like a "grand" larceny kind of guy to me.Kaalvn, thanks for the heads up. I've always been fascinated with Kerouacian travel and, in my youth, did a little tramping around myself. I seriously have to get that book.I think I met Salt Chunk Mary once at a Dead concert in Cleveland and plan to avoid Foot-and-a-Half George at all costs.
Yeah, from the looks of that smare...it looks like he's already planning his next caper..Heck, he probably boosted that groovy looking chalkboard...