Book Of The Month
Who cares what they hang
him for, just so long as they hang him!
“He wasn’t in two places at the same time, Sam. And seein’ he was out at my ranch, then it couldn’t have been him beefed that pilgrim down in Bear River.”
There was a wondering silence for a moment, then everybody began talking at once, arguing, reasoning, calculating. It was soon obvious to everybody that what Winters said was true. Tyler couldn’t have been at the Crooked Creek Ranch Friday night, and eighty miles away killing a storekeeper in Bear River.
“Somebody,” Meek decided, “has made a big mistake.”
“So what’s it matter, Bernard?” Whitman challenged. “What if Tyler isn’t guilty? How many times has that dirty polecat been guilty and got away with it? Who cares what they hang him for, just so long as they hang him!”