Stone’s eyebrows went up.
“Come to think of it, I’m mad at him, too — for starting that foolish fight.”
“He’s crazy over Della Dixon,” the sheriff shrugged. “Thinks Della’s his gal, no matter what she has to say about it. Far as I c’n tell, Cyrus is on Joe’s side although he’d rather she didn’t show a preference for any man.”
“She’s a nice girl,” Stone said vaguely.
“Real nice . . . but Joe can be real ornery when he’s riled.”
“So can I,” Hep Stone said flatly.