I enjoy reading about history for many reasons, but one is that you come across little things like this story from the Wikipedia article about Jim Bridger:
“Supposedly one of Bridger’s favorite yarns to tell to greenhorns was about being pursued by one hundred Cheyenne warriors. After being chased for several miles, Bridger found himself at the end of a box canyon, with the Indians bearing down on him. At this point, Bridger would go silent, prompting his listener to ask, ‘What happened then, Mr. Bridger?’ Bridger would reply, ‘They killed me.'”
I’ve known guys who told stories like that.