"... We met frequently that year, as Pound was traveling
to and fro between Rome and Rapallo. I have a vivid
memory of what proved to be his last departure. I went
along with him to the station. We found the barrier already
closed, and the train beginning to move off. Pound lost no
time in farewells. Taking a firm grip on the handle of his
typewriter with his left hand, he took a flying leap over
the barrier and jumped onto the moving train with all
the ability of an American cow-boy who vaults onto the
back of a fleeing horse. ..."
  --Enrico Pea
(from the foreword to Pound's translation of his novel MOSCARDINO)