When King Fisher met Horace Greeley.
The story goes like this—famed New York journalist Horace Greeley was in Texas in the early 1870s. He was addressing a meeting of the Agricultural Society. Greeley asked to be introduced to a real-life desperado. His hosts came up with King Fisher, who was in his teens but already had a reputation as a dangerous man. Fisher thought it was funny and acted the role. Greeley finally asked him how many men had Fisher killed. His response is not recorded.