"There there, Tiddles. Mummy understands. Did the nasty Tom frighten you and ruin your little walk in the garden. Never mind, Tiddles, soon........soon your claws will grow long and sharp. No Tom will ever frighten you again after mummy has taught you how to attract them close enough to you to enable you to scratch their eyes out and to draw first blood.
When I was growing up in West Yorkshire on a new council estate, lads would fight each other frequently and the size of one's opponent was not always of primary concern. Yorkshire Code One said, 'In any fight, you have more chance of winning if you get in the first blow! There was none of this cowboy code of waiting for your opponent to draw his gun from the holster before you drew yours. I suspect that is why females rarely watched cowboy films when they were establishing their survival rules!'" William Forde: May 3rd, 2017.