The Duchess of Atholl and her sister, Mrs Mary Graham were attending a party with Mary's husband Mr. Thomas Graham. The coach came to a sudden stop on Park Lane and the three passengers were shocked when the person opening the door was not the footman but a highwayman wielding a gun. Two other ruffians held the horses while the pistol-wielder demanded jewels and money. Unbeknownst to the robber, Mr. Graham had a history of heroism when it came to his wife and her jewels. He had once ridden all night to retrieve her jewelery box for a ball she was attending, so a brute waving his pistol in the face of his wife was certainly not going to get away with it. The robber also didn't see Mr. Graham in the corner of the coach amongst all the puffy skirts of the ladies. With jedi-like reflexes Mr. Graham lept across the ladies and dove for the surprised thief and proceeded to wrestle the pistol away from the thief on the ground. The two men holding the horses wisely ran away when they realized the coach contained an action hero. The comontion of the scuffle and the women's alarm drew the attention of the watch who relieved Mr. Graham of his heroic duties and took the purpetrator into custody.
When everything was straightened away the group realized that this unneccesary affair had made them late for the party. They proceeded to their destination where Mr Graham bashfully shadowed the ladies the whole night. He wasn't being overly protective, he simply meant to use his wife's skirt to hide his muddy shoes and stockings that he had aquired in the fight.