Letter: In Brief

Sir: John McInally reminds us, in the context of the meeting of David Trimble and Gerry Adams, (letter, 14 September) that "the origin of the handshake was to demonstrate that the weapon hand was empty". Does anyone know what convention applied when a left-handed gunman met another who was right-handed?

MICHAEL T PHILLIPS

Huntingdon,

Cambridgeshire

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