Not one to be looked to in an emergency

“I suppose the wife communicated the proposition and her misery in some way to her husband (what passed was not and could not be given in evidence); but at all events, the effect on the man was simply stupefying. He is, I judge, a slow-witted man: if not exactly stupid, certainly not one to be looked to in an emergency.”

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Citation: Underwood v Cox (1912) 4 DLR 66, 319