“Suddenly, without warning, [H.L.] Hunt dropped to the floor and began furiously crawling around the table. He made one lap around, then two, before the startled Pederson asked what he was doing. Hunt replied that he was indulging in his favorite exercise activity, “creeping.” “I’m a crank about creeping!” he blurted, still circling the table.
“Don’t go too fast,” Ruth pleaded.
“Yes, please slow down,” Pederson’s photographer said. “I want to get your picture.”
-Description of a lively Dallas Morning News interview
As quoted in The Big Rich, Bryan Burrough, p.335