"'As nearly as I keeps tabs, jedge, says the witness, `the dyin' statement of this person is: "Four aces to beat." "'Which if deceased had knowed Socorro like I does, says the jedge, like he's commentin' to himse'f, 'he'd shorely realized that sech remarks is simply sooicidal." Again the Old Cattleman relapsed into silence and the smoke of the principe. "How did the trial come out?" I queried.
But like a flash, he sees thar's nothin' to go in the air about nothin' that means him; an' he puts up his hardware an' composes himse'f. "'You-all conducts yourse'f like a sport who has something on his mind, says Texas Thompson, who's thar present at the time, an' can't refrain from commentin' on the start that bottle-smashin' gives Silver Phil.
"'Which the Great Father is too many for Crooked Claw, says this parent, commentin' on his helplessness. Bill's gone canterin' to his old gent to remonstrate, not hungerin' for learnin', an' Crooked Claw says this to Bill: 'The Great Father is too many for Crooked Claw; an' too strong. You must go to school as the Great Father orders; it is right. The longest spear is right.