‘You stay right where you are, now,’ said the Sheriff, in his sing-song voice. Smith looked up, slowly, and didn’t move his arms; he tried to peer up the barrel of the revolver. Did I count five shots, or six?

‘You’re under arrest, mister. Don’t think the rest of your gang’re gonna help you out – I’ve just put bullets in alla them.’

Smith grunted.

‘Sure, boy.’ He looked up into the young sheriff’s eyes: they were like ice. Not a hint of fear there. If the kid was bluffing he was doing a damn good job of it. Was it five shots, or six?

‘Now, you put your hands up over your head – slowly, now.’

‘And then what? The rope?’ Smith did move his hands, but in the wrong direction. He smiled like the Devil. ‘I think I’ll take my chances.’



Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: