"Any objection to deputizin' me?" said Scattergood. "Any notion I might help some?" "Glad to have you, Scattergood.... Got to hustle. Most likely the murderer's escapin' this minute." "Um!..." said Scattergood. "Need any catridges or anythin' in the hardware line, Sheriff? Figgerin' on goin' armed, hain't you?" "Dunno but what the boys'll need somethin'. You keep open till I gather 'em here."