Don%u2019t ignore warnings. If someone tells you to beware of Long Lankin, friggin%u2019 beware of him. If someone tells you not to go by Carterhaugh, stay away. Same goes for your mother asking you not to go out hunting on a particular day. Portents about weather, particularly when delivered by an old sailor who is not currently chatting up a country maid, are always worth heeding.