"Where did you ever hear such talk?" asked Broadie.
"Around," the man said.
"Around?" asked Broadie. "Lots of things are said 'around.' "
"You can level with me," the man said.
"Level with you?" said Broadie. "I don't have to level with anyone."
"Level with me," said the landowner.
"Mister," said Broadie, "I like to hunt grouse. So does Gene. Where you live, there are grouse. As Gene says, and you can ask him when he comes back, those are a couple of nice dogs you've got at your place. They don't bark when Gene comes around."
As the landowner's jaw started to go slack, Broadie had a hit. It was a striper. "Got you, you turkey!" he shouted. Then the Black Ghost turned to the landowner and said, "One other thing. I've always said I'm the biggest liar in 48 states."