From W.A.P. Martin, a minister and participant in the siege of Beijing:
“On reaching New York in the actual costume which I wore during the siege, I called a boy to carry my packages, my son Newell having gone to the wrong station to meet me.
As I was carrying a gun, the lad remarked: ‘You must have been hunting somewhere?’
‘Yes,’ said I, “in Asia, beyond the sea.’
‘What kind of game?’ he inquired.
‘Tigers,’ I replied—I ought to have said hyenas.” 
 W.A.P. Martin, The Siege in Peking: China Against the World, (Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1972 ), 7.