He pulled his horse to a halt not ten yards from the menacing shotgun. "Pahdon me, ma'am," he drawled, "but is theah anything I can do fo' yo', aside from bein' a tahget in yo' gun practice?" The figure in the buckboard was that of a woman! There was a moment's breathless pause. "There's nine buckshot in the other barrel," said a feminine voice a voice that for all its courage faltered a little.
I don't dare ride him, because he's white and too good a tahget in the moon. I'll have to crawl toward Boot Hill. It's the only way out. In half an houah, yo' follow. Savvy?" Dave nodded. Then The Kid added a few terse directions: "I'll show yo' the way and meet yo' on the hill. Be as quiet and careful as an Indian, and take yo' time.
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