He often told of a daring encounter with a large dog which attacked him one time when he was fishing at Lochearn. Seeing that there was no escape from it , he quickly rolled his handkerchief round his right hand , and when the infuriated animal had its mouth wide for attack , William with a tremendous effort sent his hand down its throat and through its body , and catching its tail firmly, drew back his hand and tuned the animal inside out . William was a quiet, hardworking man, and seemed capable of filling a station much higher than that in which his lot was cast. He had a large family, several of whom emmigrated to America. He died many years ago.