The late Justice Brewer was with a party of New York friends on a fishing trip in the Adirondacks, and around the camp fire one evening the talk naturally ran on big fish. When it came his turn the jurist began, uncertain as to how he was going to come out:
"We were fishing one time on the Grand Banks for - er - for - "
"Whales," somebody suggested.
"No," said the Justice, "we were baiting with whales."