He is Polite and curtiess to all, but when on his travels he dresses in buckskins, racoon hat and has be known to literally "go where no man has been before" (No Bodstian man that is) taking on the mannerisms of a woodsman. In one instance he even fought with a bear..his only defence being a knife.
This oddity in his character lead some to believe he is schizophrenic but others say he represents the true nature of a man, that of using the head to control his animal passions.
James is, alongside Jeremiah Cheesman, Joint commander of the Bodston Folks Militia.
An Artists representation of the Famed Bear fight.