You sound like you’ve had a little too much to drink.
Well, I thank you for the offer, but I’ve got better things to do than chase treasure all day.
It’s Jack, and not any strange ones, no. Sometimes I’ll see a man playing guitar or harmonica for some money, but that never struck me as strange. Some of them are pretty talented too.
I’d rather get shot a bunch of times, but that’s not the official way of doing things, I don’t think. So if I had to choose between the rope or the chair, I’d choose the rope.
And as for a last meal, well, I don’t think I could keep anything down knowing I was gonna die soon.
Well, I can understand that. Although you may want to be careful. My Ma always used to say that eating too much sweet food would rot your teeth out. I guess that’s why her cooking was always so bitter, but then again our family did have nice teeth, not counting Uncle…
I wasn’t planning on dressing up as anything, really. Maybe I’ll put on one of those old gang outfits my Pa used to collect, though.
I’m just gonna be real plain with you, mister.
Sounds like bullshit to me.
I guess I’m tall. I’m about as tall as my Pa used to be, I think. I was about 6’3” with my shoes off last time I checked. I’d be surprised if it changed.
Thank you, ma’am, and thanks again for those cattle you gave me to start up the ranch again, and I hope that boy of yours isn’t giving you any trouble. I’ll tell Pearl you said hello.
I hunt sometimes. Sometimes I go into town for a drink. I still like to read, too.
Well of course I’ve heard of him, but my Pa never mentioned knowing him. My Pa never mentioned much about that time to me. Only that he met some annoying snake oil salesman, a creepy man who was friends with corpses, and about seeing Uncle Bill and Uncle Dutch.
Everything I know about that time was told to me by others, but I can’t be sure of any of it. It’s only rumor, after all. I just wish he’d talked to me about it, instead of treating me like a kid.
Uh, yeah, my Pa mentioned you a little. It wasn’t necessarily nice things he said, but he did say things.
Good luck with your fortune, stranger. I hope it brings you happiness.
I don’t know if I can do that. Photographs are expensive to get made, and we’d be down there all day. Pearl would want to buy us all new clothes and whatnot. It would be a pain.
Although, if you’re curious, I could describe what they all look like.
Sounds fun. I haven’t been to a race in a while. I’ll have to think on it, cause Pearl might want to find someone to watch the baby if we go. Thank you, stranger.