How are you gonna get rid
of a tough old bastard like that?
LEGACY OF THE COUGAR
Cogburn leaned forward swiftly, taking Kirkland by the wrist and roughly shaking him.
“Tyler! Tyler! It’s Henry. Can you hear me? Anna and Emmett are dead. Do you understand? They’re dead! Long ago . . . I’m your only living kin, Tyler! Your only living kin! Get that through your head. You have no one but me!”
He bared his teeth and shook the old man harder.
“You understand?” Cogburn hissed into Kirkland’s ear.
The rancher’s head slowly turned, his face only inches away from the attorney’s.
Cogburn gasped in surprise and started to rear back, but was not quite fast enough.
Old Tyler Kirkland spat in his face.